Find out what events we will be holding in 2021.
All Meetings, Half Day and Day Schools are held at The Birmingham & Midland Institute (BMI), 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS unless otherwise stated for a specific event.
are welcome at our meetings, although priority may be given to members
on some visits. For a confirmation of your booking please send sae, or
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Saturday 6th November 2021
VICTORIAN PARKS & GARDENS IN THE WEST MIDLANDS
A Day School at The Birmingham & Midland Institute.
10.15 am start. Registration from 9.45 am.
This day school will focus on both the establishment of parks and gardens during the Victorian and Edwardian period and on current conservation and restoration issues.
The scene will be set by garden and social historian Advolly Richmond who you may have seen on BBC 2’s Gardener’s World. Henrietta Lockhart as Collections Officer/Curator for Winterbourne House will illustrate the development of the Nettlefolds’ substantial garden. Chris Begg, Trustee of Hill Close Gardens, Warwick will describe both their development and recent restoration. Dr Katy Layton-Jones has recently given evidence to a Parliamentary Select Committee on the current challenges facing Victorian Parks. Phillida Ballard was commissioned to research and write a history of Chamberlain’s Highbury Hall landscape to assist with a restoration grant application. A sixth speaker is still to be confirmed.
£40 per person or £25 for full time students or qualifying benefits (attach evidence for qualifying benefits/student status)
Click here to download the Booking Form.