Event in Sheffield Botanical Gardens will provide fitting end to event
The forthcoming Paxton150 conference at the Univeristy of Sheffield on 11 and 12 September has just announced that the two days of talks and debate will close with a Landscape Institute-sponsored tea party in Sheffield Botanical Gardens, designed by Joseph Paxton’s rival, Robert Marnock.
Weekend and Saturday delegates will be welcome at the event which will take place after an afternoon tour of historic parks and landscapes in Sheffield.
The papers presented on the first day of the conference, Friday 11 September, will discuss Joseph Paxton’s main public parks and look at his foreign influences. The day is followed by a dinner at INOX, at which all conference delegates are welcome to book a place.
The papers presented on the second day, Saturday 12 September, will address the future of public parks and will end with a lively discussion, a play by John Greatrex, and a picnic and walking tour of historic parks in Sheffield, closing with the tea party in the botanic gardens.
To find out more visit the conference web page.
To book places at the conference visit the University’s online shop where a variety of packages are available.