Rivington Terraced Gardens: Past Present and Future , a talk by Graham of the Friends of Rivington Garden.

Date: May 27, 2021

Time: 19.00

Location: Online

Unforgettable Gardens, Wales – Plas Cadnant by Anthony Tavernor

Date: April 14, 2021

Time: 19.00 -20.30

Location: Online

Just across the Menai Suspension Bridge that connects Anglesey to the North Wales mainland. lies Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens which under the ownership of have Anthony Tavernor have undergone a dramatic transformation over the last quarter of a century takings the near-derelict property back to their breath-taking former glory. The gardens containing contrasting formal and picturesque elements and extend to some 10 acres. Journey with through Plas Cadnant’s history from the early 19th Century, through to its decline and to the rediscovery and restoration of the gardens over the last 25 years. Also learn about the Boxing Day flood of 2015; Royal visit in 2017; and plans for the future of the gardens.

Public Parks in Milton Keynes by Claire de Carle

Date: May 8, 2021

Time: 19.30

Location: Online

Following the Bucks Gardens Trust successful application to Historic England as part of ‘The Compiling the Record project’ and the subsequent recognition of Campbell Park, Milton Keynes as Grade II on the Register of Parks and Gardens. This talk will examine the designed landscape of the park and other green spaces across the town, including Central MK’s, Willen Lakes, Ouzel Valley, Newlands Tree Cathedral and Caldecott Lake all of which have been researched by our volunteers.

The talk will include maps and aerial photos of the parks and will highlight their designed features, in particular the sculptures, using beautiful photographs courtesy of the MK’s Parks Trust. We shall also look at how the Parks Trust have coped with the challenges of successfully managing, continuing to renovate and maintain the wonderful parks and open spaces for all to enjoy now and in the future.

Another virtual Tour of Shropshire Follies and Curiosities. By Claire Terrill

Date: April 24, 2021

Time: 19.30 -20.30

Location: Online

Another imaginary tour going from Shropshire south along the borders with Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

Creation of a late 18th century genteel suburb in Camberwell, South London – a talk by Peter Cooke

Date: April 10, 2021

Time: 19.30

Location: Online

This talk describes the 18thC development of Camberwell Grove and the surrounding streets.  It focuses on a suburban development of houses, cottages orné and terraces of various styles together with a Mansion, with garden ornaments and follies

Stephen Wass – Recent Archaeological Discoveries at Stowe

Date: March 17, 2021

Time: 17.00

Location: Online

A talk by Warwickshire Gardens Trust

Zoom Talk 5 – A Virtual Tour of the Follies and Curiosities of the Welsh Marches

Date: March 13, 2021

Time: 19.30

Location: Online

A free online talk by Claire Terrill

A Link will be sent to all members beforehand

Follies of Gloucestershire

Date: March 8, 2021

Time: 19.00

Location: Online

Online talk by Jonatahn Holt on behalf of the Gloucestershire Landscape and Gardens Trust

Unforgettable Gardens – The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth

Date: March 17, 2021

Time: 19.00 - 20.30

Location: Online

Online talk by Corinne Price on behalf on the Gardens Trust

Dinosaurs, Italian Terraces and Future Sustainability: Crystal Palace Park

Date: March 8, 2021

Time: 18.00 - 19.00

Location: Online

An online talk by Kathryn Whitmore on behalf of the London Gardens Trust