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GARDENS TRUST BATH LECTURE: THE PLEASURE GARDENS OF BATH

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Museum of Bath Architecture

Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel

The Paragon, The Vineyard

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 6.30pm, Museum of Bath Architecture. Dr Marion Harney, University of Bath.

In conjunction with the Lecture, there will be a FREE Guided Walk around the Sydney Gardens at 4.15pm. Meet at the entrance to the park behind the Holbourne Museum at the bottom of the central main walk. There is no need to book a ticket.

Pleasure gardens were designed around recreation and entertainment and were open to the public for a small entry charge. They featured many attractions and events such as concerts, fireworks, public breakfasts, evening promenades, gala nights and illuminations, often accompanied by music.

From the early eighteenth-century, Bath, uniquely among English cities, was devoted almost entirely to leisure and pleasure as well as being a health resort. This lecture will discuss the varied aspects of the many pleasure gardens of Bath that were once such an important component of the city’s entertainment. It will feature Sydney Gardens - the last to be established but the only pleasure garden remaining and the only surviving eighteenth-century pleasure garden in the country.

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Museum of Bath Architecture

Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel

The Paragon, The Vineyard

Bath

BA1 5NA

United Kingdom

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