Talks

Winter Lecture Series 2021/22

Throughout the year, we organise a number of talks in order to bring together members of our community and discuss a range of issues. We are thrilled to be able to announce our new programme of London Gardens Trust talks for the 2021/22 season, which will take place each month on a Tuesday evening at 6pm, starting in September.

London Wildlife Camley Street Nature Park copyright LWT website

Talks Programme

Tickets cost £4 per lecture for LGT Members and £6 per lecture for Non-members. There is also the option of purchasing a Class Pass for all 8 lectures for £24 for LGT Members and £36 for Non-members.

Please note that all of our lectures are recorded so that we can send out a link to anyone who misses the live stream. This link will be available for one week after the lecture has taken place.

Zoom now asks for your permission to be recorded (we kindly ask that you keep your camera turned off so as not to distract the speakers). Zoom will not allow you to watch the lecture unless you give your permission.

Tuesday 14th September 2021

Restored to Glory: The 17th Century Secret Gardens of Harefield Place

Kay McHugh, Owner, Harefield Place

Kitchen Garden, Church Gardens, Harefield – Copyright Church Gardens

An illustrated talk about the McHugh family’s 25 year journey to restore and rebuild their 17th Century house and 3-acre walled garden. The talk will include a brief reference to the historical research about the property, the hard initial stages of rebuilding a home for a young family, creating a productive garden to feed that family, and finally, attempting to restore the garden to its former glory for the public to enjoy.

Tuesday 12th October 2021

Women in Horticulture and Gladstone Park: A Park for the People

Maria Precedo, Joanna Roll and Antonia Couling-Dini from the London Gardens Trust Research Group

Tuesday 9th November 2021

Skateboarding in the City: Inclusive Communities and Diverse Participants

Chris Lawton, Community Development Officer at Skateboard GB and Iain Borden, Professor of Architecture & Urban Culture at UCL

Tuesday 14th December 2021

British Muslims and the Natural World

Dr Mark Bryant, Senior Consultant at IFEES/EcoIslam and Climate Change Consultant for the Muslim Council of Wales

Tuesday 11th January 2022

The translation of landscape: Brown to Repton to Olmsted, Kirkharle, London and the New World

John Phibbs, Principal of Debois Landscape Survey Group

Tuesday 15th February 2022

Parks & Gardens; Balancing the Needs of People and Wildlife in a Changing City

Mathew Frith, Director of Conservation for the London Wildlife Trust

Tuesday 15th March 2022

Hidden in Plain Sight: Fifty Fabulous Features in the Land of the Fanns

Dr Twigs Way, researcher, writer, speaker and consultant in garden history and designed landscapes

Tuesday 12th April 2022

From Royal Hunting Ground to Parks for People and Nature: A Celebration and History of London’s Parks

Paul Rabbitts, Head of Parks, Heritage and Culture at Watford Borough Council and chair of the Parks Management Association

Bandstand at Beckenham Recreation Ground – Copyright Paul Rabbitts