Unforgettable Gardens - Brompton - A Garden Cemetery reborn

Unforgettable Gardens - Brompton - A Garden Cemetery reborn
 
  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 £5

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

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

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

This new series of talks celebrates a diverse range of gardens in London, from historic squares, a public common and cemetery to working community gardens.

Brompton Cemetery in West London is one of Britain's oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries. Grade 1 listed, it is one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries that were built in London between 1833 and 1841 to meet the demands of a rising population, with Brompton being laid out and opening in 1840. A resting place for over 206,000 people, it combines over 35,000 memorials, listed monuments & buildings with ornamental horticulture, trees and wildlife. Alongside are the stories of the remarkable people buried here including Emmeline Pankhurst and John Snow, as well as the plant hunter Robert Fortune, botanist Thomas Moore and horticulturist James Veitch Jr. It has long been managed by The Royal Parks who have transformed it through a recent Lottery funded restoration. This talk will explore how The Royal Parks conserve and enhance this magnificent working cemetery for people, heritage and nature.

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Wesley Kerr OBE is a freelance broadcaster and writer, and a keen historian and horticulturist.

Andrew Williams is the Park Manager for Kensington Gardens and Brompton Cemetery.


Contact and Booking Details

 
  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 £5

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2021-05-19 18:00 2021-05-19 18:00 Europe/London Unforgettable Gardens - Brompton - A Garden Cemetery reborn This talk will explore how The Royal Parks conserve and enhance this magnificent working cemetery for people, heritage and nature. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/05/19/unforgettable-gardens-brompton-a-garden-cemetery-reborn-254854 ,,,

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

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