• Wednesday 14th November 2018 | A guided walk and talk in Sidmouth on Cottages Ornés. See EVENTS for details.
Devon Gardens Trust is devoted to the preservation and enhancement of gardens in the UK county of Devon

Public Paradise - the story of the public parks renaissance and its uncertain future.

Date & Time of Event: 
Tuesday, 29 January, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

Public Paradise - the story of the public parks renaissance and its uncertain future

A talk by David Lambert.

This talk will tell the story of our wonderful heritage of nineteenth-century public parks.  From their origins in the nineteenth century, through their decline in the late 1970s and 80s, their renaissance funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to their now uncertain future.

David LambertDirector of the Parks Agency, David Lambert has been involved in the campaign for public parks since the 1990s.  In 1993, he co-authored one of the earliest reports on the state of parks and has been an adviser to the HLF since 1996.  He wrote two books on the parks of Bristol and Weston-super-Mare and was part of the team which carried out the survey of public parks and gardens in London which has now become London Gardens Online.  Most recently, he edited the Gardens Trust report, Uncertain Prospects; public parks in the new age of austerity, 2017. 

When:  Tuesday 29th January 2019  |  2.00p.m.
Where:  Southernhay Church Hall, Dix's Field, Exeter, EX1 1QA.
Cost:  £12 (DGT members); £15 (Non-members and guests of members).  Includes refreshments.
How to book:  Download booking form here.