Talks

We are thrilled to announce our programme of talks for the Winter Lecture Series 2022/23. As well as all lectures being streamed live on Zoom, we will also be holding two of them as live events at the Francis Holland School in Sloane Square in December and April.

Online tickets are £5 each and tickets for the live talks (to include refreshments) are £16 each.

All talks start at 6pm.

Hyde Park – Caroline Ames

‘English Garden Eccentrics’ – Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

Tuesday 13th December 2022 – LIVE and online

This is an entertaining  look at obscure and eccentric English garden-makers who created some immensely personal and idiosyncratic gardens between the early 17th and early 20th centuries… see more details

English Garden Eccentrics, Todd Longstaffe-Gowan -Paul Mellon Centre and Yale University Press

The Doctor’s Garden: Medicine, Science and Horticulture in Britain – Dr Clare Hickman

Tuesday 10th January 2023 – online

As Britain grew into an ever-expanding empire during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, new and exotic botanical specimens began to arrive within the nation’s public and private spaces… see more details 

The Doctor’s Garden, Dr Clare Hickman – Yale University Press

Sustainable London and The Energy Garden – Agamemnon Otero MBE

Tuesday 14th February 2023 – online

An innovative project to green London’s Overground by planting gardens.   The creation of these community owned and maintained gardens are the brainchild of the speaker who will explain how we can use the model to open up new spaces… see more details

Energy Garden

London’s Ancient Trees – Russell Miller

Tuesday 14th March 2023 – online

Russell will talk about where to find ancient trees, how they live so long and why they are so important for wildlife… see more details

Ancient Trees by Russell Miller

“Everything in balance”: Planning and its role in protecting historic gardens, with particular reference to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew World Heritage Site – Andrew Croft

Tuesday 18th April 2023 – LIVE and online

Lecture by Andrew Croft, Director, CBA Studios, landscape, environmental and heritage practice

The full lecture title is “Everything in balance”: Planning and its role in protecting historic gardens, with particular reference to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew World Heritage Site by Andrew Croft, Director, CBA Studios, landscape, environmental and heritage practice.

An overview of how the English planning system treats historic designed landscapes in terms of development within and around them… see more details