The Gardens Trust: Historic Landscapes Assembly

November 16th 2020

The fifth annual, national networking forum from the Gardens Trust, attracting delegates from across the heritage and landscape sector has gone virtual.

This year’s Assembly, brought to you for the first time as a live, online event – brings together those working for the protection of historic designed landscapes to discuss key issues demanding our collective attention.

Speakers will also update on current Gardens Trust campaigns and will include representatives from Historic England, Natural England and Historic Houses. Case studies from County Gardens Trusts will also be discussed.

16th - 20th November, 2020

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Public tickets: £5 each per day (Online only)


Monday 16th November, 1.30-3.00pm

Welcome and Introduction from the Gardens Trust

Peter Hughes QC, Chair, and Tamsin McMillan, Historic Landscape Project Officer

Avon Gardens Trust Kay Ross, Champion’s Garden, Warmley

Unforgettable Gardens: Collaborative Theme for 2020-2023

Linden Groves, Strategic Development Officer, The Gardens Trust

Wednesday 18th November, 1.30-3.00pm

Update from Historic England

Jenifer White, National Landscape Adviser

Update from Natural England

Speaker TBC

Update from Historic Houses

Emma Robinson, Director of Policy and Public Affairs

Friday 20th November, 1.30-3.00pm

Update from Birmingham Open Spaces Forum

Sarah Royal, Community Open Spaces Development Manager

Update from the National Trust

Tiger de Souza, Volunteering, Participation & Inclusion Director

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust, Claire de Carle, ‘Public Parks in Bucks’ Project

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