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Other Voices in Garden History - Working Towards Inclusive Botanic Gardens

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The seventh in a 10-part lecture series, celebrating the voices beginning to be heard, online once a week on Mondays at 6 pm.

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This series of illustrated lectures will explore the impact and legacy of empire, colonialism and enslavement on western garden and landscape history. Our aim is to bring back some of the voices usually absent from this history, to identify and fill gaps in our collective knowledge, and to explore new ways of engaging with the whole history of gardens, landscapes and horticulture.

The diverse range of topics and speakers will offer a new range of perspectives on the history of gardens and landscapes and suggest more inclusive ways of presenting and interpreting their stories. The series does not aim to point fingers or to encourage hand-wringing but is more a celebration of voices starting to be heard.

This talk is the seventh in our series aiming to hear voices previously absent from our garden history:

1: Guns and Roses: Humphry Repton at Warley Park

2: Historic Landscapes for All: Learning to Share

3: Learning from The Blackamoor

4: The Work of Ingrid Pollard

5: Collecting with Lao Chao [Zhao Chengzhang]

6: Telling tales about trees: the voices and stories that have helped build Africa's Great Green Wall

7: Working towards inclusive Botanic Gardens

8: Hearing the Voices from a Human Zoo

9: Contested Landscapes: Race and the English Rural Countryside Space

10: Other Voices in Garden History: Discussion Panel

This ticket is for this individual session and costs £5, and you may purchase tickets for other individual sessions via the links above, or you may purchase a ticket for the entire course of 10 sessions at a cost of £40 (students £15) via the link here.

Attendees will be sent a Zoom link 2 days prior to the start of the talk, and a link to the recorded session (available for 1 week) will be sent shortly afterwards.

Week 7. 24 May: ‘Working towards inclusive Botanic Gardens’ by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Gardens, at Kew and Edinburgh, with roots from colonial times, are developing a roadmap for change and working towards a more equitable and inclusive botanic gardens. Drawing on current work at Edinburgh and Kew, they share their process and recommendations for best practice.…..This session will be presented by a panel of staff from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and Edinburgh.

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