Gardens Trust campaigns to recognise mid and late C20 designs

Hemel’s Water Gardens today
Hemel’s Water Gardens

The Gardens Trust is holding a study day on landscapes from 1960-90s, looking in particular at the risks to their futures.

Entitled Mid to Late C20 Designed Landscapes: overlooked, undervalued and at risk, the one-day conference will take place on 5 June at the Garden Museum, London SE1. Under discussion will be a range of landscapes, from urban civic spaces and New Town gardens to business developments and country parks, with particular focus on their neglect and disrepair.

Speakers include landscape architects Dominic Cole, Oliver Rock, Richard Flenley, Annabel Downs, and Deborah Evans; Elain Harwood and Roger Bowdler from Historic England; and architecture critic Rowan Moore. Sessions will be chaired by landscape architect Robert Holden, and Catherine Croft, director of the 20th Century Society.

The trust’s longer-term aim is to set up a working group to research and compile a list of post-war landscapes that might be added to those currently listed by Historic England.

Tickets cost £75 (£65 for Garden Trust members), including lunch and a private view of the museum’s new galleries. More details and bookings here.


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