Unforgettable Gardens - London Squares

Unforgettable Gardens - London Squares

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 5th May 2021

 £5

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

London’s garden squares are now seen as much needed green oases in the bustling modern city, but this has not always been the case. Once the privileged space of the wealthy residents around them with railings and gates locked against the "rudeness of the populace” many are now open to the public. They have survived changes in taste and style, war and reconstruction and all the vicissitudes of finance and management problems. They have seen their buildings refaced, redeveloped or replaced, while their layout planting, lighting, and railings have often altered. Yet they have retained their spatial integrity. David will trace their history and development and show how despite everything their successful combination of architecture and horticulture makes them one of the defining features of London life.

David Marsh is a researcher and lecturer. He writes on any and all aspects of garden history and helps organise the garden history seminar at London University’s Institute of Historical Research. He is a trustee of the Gardens Trust and is the inspiration behind the GT Covid lockdown online talks, organising their extensive on-line programme. For the last seven years has also written a weekly garden history blog for them which you can find here.


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This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 5th May 2021

 £5

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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