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Devon Gardens Trust is devoted to the preservation and enhancement of gardens in the UK county of Devon

A Guided Tour of Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth

Date & Time of Event: 
Saturday, 2 March, 2013 - 13:30

This Victorian cemetery is a 34.5 acre site, with the oldest quarter registered as a Grade II* landscape, that has been restored by an enthusiastic group of volunteers.  View the cemetery Trust's website here.

Meet at 1.30p.m.

We will start the afternoon in the restored Victorian Chapel with a short talk about the history of Ford Park and where we will have the opportunity to view the memorial to all the civilians who died in Plymouth during the Second World War. This will be followed by a walk around part of the cemetery, lasting about an hour led by John Boon, Chairman of the Ford Park Cemetery Trust.   John is a keen amateur naturalist and is involved in the day-to-day running of the cemetery.  We will then return to the Visitor Centre for tea/coffee and biscuits.

DGT members £3.50 (non-members £5).  Pay at the event.  Contact Ian Varndell (07769 335506; ian.varndell@hotmail.co.uk) for more details and to confirm your attendance.  For a map of the cemetery's location click here.