Verdun, France

Verdun, France

Verdun, France

Memorial Landscapes of the First World War 08/11/14

The Garden Museum is pleased to host this Study Day in association with the Garden History Society, to coincide with the museum's exhibition on Gardens and Gardening in the experience of the 1st World War.

Join Jenifer White, Professor Paul Elliot, Jonathan Lovie, Herman van den Bossche, Prof. Keith Grieves, Dr. Katie Campbell and our curator Russell Clark, for talks and discussion on how World War I shaped landscapes and gardening.

Over the day we will be exploring the War's effect on urban parks, taking a look at memorial parks and gardens, the destruction and resurrection of the Ypres Salient and more.

10:00   Registration and coffee

10:30   Introduction by chair Jenifer White

10:40   Professor Paul Elliot: What happened to our Urban Parks as a result of the war?

11:15  David Lambert:  Memorial Parks and Gardens of the 1st World War

11:50   Jonathan Lovie: The War Graves commission and the role of individual landscape architects.

12.25   Russell Clark: Gardens and Gardening in the experience of the 1st World War

13:00   Lunch

14:00   Herman van den Bossche: Destruction and resurrection of parks and gardens in the Ypres Salient during and after the first world war.

14:40   Professor Keith Grieves: From Armistice Day to Arbour Day - Trees and woodlands in the 'home' memorial landscape of the Great War.

15:20   Dr Katie Campbell: 20th Century memorials - The search for a new vocabulary.

16:00   Tea & Coffee

Standard ticket £60, Garden Museum friends/GHS members  £50, Students  £40

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This event is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund






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