Unforgettable Gardens - The Wandsworth (un)Common Story

Unforgettable Gardens - The Wandsworth (un)Common Story

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 12th May 2021

 £5

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This talk is the second in our series on Weds @ 6 presented in association with London Gardens Trust £5 each or all 4 for £16

150 years ago Wandsworth Common, then as now a much valued green space, was nearly lost. The Lord of the Manor, the fifth Earl Spencer, was allowing chunks to be sold off for development. Fortunately, local residents fought back, and the Wandsworth Common Act 1871 was passed by Parliament, preserving the Common in perpetuity.

This talk is a celebration of the Common as it is today, 150 years after this landmark protection. The Common’s story will be re-told, primarily through its natural features of grassland, ponds and lakes, woodland, and trees, but also through some structures and buildings of historic importance, over the last 150 years. You will hear how Friends of Wandsworth Common, and the Common's managers are now preparing to help it meet today's challenges of climate change and increasing biodiversity, while also being a lovely place of recreation and relaxation for locals.

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Julia Bott is Co-Chair of Friends of Wandsworth Common.

Anne Lambert is a member of Friends of Wandsworth Common - Heritage Group.


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This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 12th May 2021

 £5

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2021-05-12 2021-05-12 Europe/London Unforgettable Gardens - The Wandsworth (un)Common Story This talk is a celebration of the Common as it is today, 150 years after this landmark protection. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/05/12/unforgettable-gardens-the-wandsworth-uncommon-story-254850 ,,,

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

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