Winter Lecture Series 2023- Ended

The Winter Lecture Series for 2023 has now finished and will begin again in October 2024. To keep up to date with LPG events and ticket releases please subscribe to our bulletin via the subscribe button on the left panel.

We thank all our speakers from the 2023 series whose topics were:

St James’s Park – Plants, Pelicans and Processions: Wesley Kerr OBE, supported by Arwyn Davies and Mike Turner gave an insight into the history, landscape and iconic events within the ceremonial setting of St James’s Park.

Highgate Cemetery – Rethinking an Historic Cemetery for the 21st Century: Ian Dungavell – CEO, Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust explained the future strategy of The Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust, its owners and operators, to make the Cemetery more resilient, enhance its biodiversity and respond to the needs and demands of new generations of users.

A Gardening Year at Grim’s Dyke: Helenka Jurgielewicz – Head Gardener at Grim’s Dyke Hotel took a tour through the seasons and through history at Grim’s Dyke, former home of the famous Victorian librettist and wit WS Gilbert.

The Gardens and Green Spaces of Early Modern London: Dr David Marsh from The Gardens Trust explored the origins and changing uses of the city’s gardens and green spaces - parks, churchyards, commercial gardens as well as private gardens.

The Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians and a Brief History of the Role of Plants in Medicine: Professor John Newton, Garden Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians explored the history of the medicinal garden and the role of plants in medicine historically while also highlighting specific plants of interest in modern medicines.

Upcoming Lecture Schedule

Please check back in September 2024.