Anna Pavord - Historic Gardens: Restoration or Ruin? (Thursday 28th March 2013)
What are historic gardens for? What motives determine their management, their future appearance, their style? Are these gardens exercises in nostalgia, first cousins to theme parks, recreating the settings of a vanished way of life for us, as tourists, to wallow in? Or are they museums, chronological chapters in a book of garden history, to be preserved forever in aspic? These questions are asked by Anna Pavord, a member for ten years of English Heritage’s Parks and Gardens Panel and also chairman of the National Trust’s gardens panel.
Lectures take place at 8.00pm at the Said Business School in Oxford (adjacent to the railway station).
Tickets cost £12 and can be booked online (ticket price includes a glass of wine).