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Herbariums, a Jacobean 'lover of faire flowers', Muskauer Park (Saxony), Beth Chatto and The High Line (New York) - five fascinating talks

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Wednesday 15 January 2020

Dr Mark Spencer, Honorary Curator at the Linnean Society of London

Herbariums and Garden History: the Fulham Palace Experience

Research of herbariums at the Natural History Museum and at Oxford have revealed overlooked plants that were once grown in the almost entirely lost late 17th century garden of Bishop Compton at Fulham Palace. This helped the Fulham Palace Trust re-envisage this garden during their recent restoration project.

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Dr David Marsh, independent researcher

Nicholas Leate (1569-1631) ‘a worthy merchant and a lover of all faire flowers’

Nicholas Leate was a Jacobean merchant and plant collector. He combined involvement in national and civic politics with a love of plants. He was the brains behind Moorfields, and was a friend of Gerard and Parkinson supplying both with new plants. His story serves as a good example of how garden history fits into the wider social and cultural context.

Thursday 13 February 2020

Brian Dix

Princes, Parkland and Politics: the legacy of Muskauer Park and its modern revalorization

Later owners largely adhered to Prince Pückler’s vision for the park that he began building at Muskau (Saxony) in the early nineteenth century. Its area was split between Germany and Poland after the Second World War, followed by neglect and losses which are now being restored through exemplary transnational co-operation.

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Dr Catherine Horwood, social historian and author

Beth Chatto: A Life in Plants

Dr Horwood worked with Beth Chatto for several years on her archives before being asked to write her biography. Her talk will draw on Chatto’s amazing life from her childhood seed patch to her rise to fame and the creation of one of the most influential gardens of the 20th century.

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Dr Jill Raggett, Emeritus Reader in Gardens and Designed Landscapes

Re-visioning the High Line, New York – “two guys with a logo”

The world's cities are housing more of us and are having to work harder to re-vision existing spaces. Future designers will be the keepers of such vital places. With the help of an Essex Gardens Trust Travel Bursary I visited the successful High Line in New York City, to see how we can re-imagine spaces.

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