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Study Day

19th March, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:15 pm

| £22.50 - £27.50

10:00 Coffee

10:30 – 11:30 Ann Colbert, Garden Historian, CGT – When the skies were black by day and red by night. The significance of health and legislation on the development of public parks, with reference to Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich.

11:30 – 12:30 Zoe Crisp, Business Development Executive, Arts Research Consultancy, Manchester – Exploring urban back gardens in England in the nineteenth century; when did gardening become a ‘nation’s passion’, rather than a rarefied pursuit for a leisured few?

12:30 – 13:45 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Barry Smith, Head Gardener, Stowe, (National Trust) – Restoring Capability Brown’s Stowe.

15:15 – 16:15 Andrew Sankey, Gardens Lecturer, Joseph Paxton and the Great Glasshouses.

There will also be a book sale – please bring along any unwanted gardening books you may have.

Members £22.50, guests £27.50 to include coffee and buffet lunch.

Parking at back of hall or street.

Tickets available from: Alan Brown, Foxhollow, 239 High Street, Offord Cluny, St Neots PE19 5 RT email: [email protected] Tel: 01480 811947


19th March, 2016
10:00 am - 4:15 pm
£22.50 - £27.50
Event Category:


Hemingford Abbots Village Hall
PE28 9AH + Google Map

General event information

The events programme is updated annually and includes an exciting array of events throughout the year. Coming to events is a good way of supporting Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust.

Tickets must be purchased at least one week ahead of the visit. If a visit is subsidised by the Trust, the members’ ticket price has been reduced.

Postcodes (when known) are shown on tickets to facilitate use of car satellite navigation devices or you may wish to download a map from one of the internet mapping sites (eg. Google Maps).

Tickets are available from Mr Alan Brown, Foxhollow, 239 High Street, Offord Cluny, St Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 5RT. Enclose an SAE and cheque made payable to Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust.

To avoid disappointment please book at least one week in advance. If exceptionally payment is delayed until the day of the visit it must be made by cheque. Please note that tickets should normally be purchased by members. However, non-members (eg. people expressing interest by visiting this website) may purchase a ticket/tickets for one event only. Subsequent visits to be on the basis of a current membership – details on the Join page.

Alan Brown will be the usual contact for more information or to advise of a visit cancellation.Contact him on tel. 01480 811947 or email [email protected].

For information about events put on by other Gardens Trusts, and nearby organisations that may be of interest, please see our Links page (under About Us).