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AGT Annual Conference 2014

Date & Time of Event: 
Friday, 5 September, 2014 - 15:00 to Sunday, 7 September, 2014 - 14:00

Continuity and Change in Cheshire Gardens

5th-7th September 2014  |  The Queen Hotel, Chester


The Conference will focus on the challenges of sustaining and maintaining Registered Parks and Gardens in private ownership.  Organised by the Cheshire Gardens Trust, delegates will visit Thornton Manor, the Arts and Crafts garden created with Thomas Mawson by William Hesketh Lever, together with the model village, Port Sunlight, Lever built for his workforce.

Gardens created for major industrialists and now in different ownership will be contrasted with the 20th century development in the long established gardens at Cholmondeley Castle and Arley Hall, the seats of two historic Cheshire families.  Today each property must operate in different ways to survive.

Is their significance being enhanced or compromised by change?  Attend the conference to join the debate.

For further details see: www.cheshire-gardens-trust.org.uk.

Expressions of interest to: Joy Uings (joy.uings@btconnect.com).