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AGM 2021 and talk on Devon’s garden history (Axe Valley Branch)
Wed. 17 March 2021 at 2:00 pm
To be held by Zoom video conferencing
The Branch AGM will commence at 14:00 followed at 14:30 by a talk by Dr. Dianne Long on ‘Devon’s Garden History‘.
Dianne is a garden historian, immediate past chair of Devon Gardens Trust and current chair of its Conservation Committee. With a first degree in Russian and Slavonic Studies she has an MA in garden history and a PhD in Georgian industrialists’ landscapes, as well as a diploma in garden design and the RHS Diploma in Horticulture. She has published on garden history, and other topics. She writes:
“Devon is a wonderful county for gardening; it can boast of nationally and internationally recognized designed landscapes. Its distance from the capital and topography has meant that it has sometimes escaped the vicissitudes of fashion, but designed landscapes, whether small villa gardens, vast landscape parks, busy public parks, squares or cemeteries, are fragile, as much today as they have ever been despite the recognition of the importance of green space to well-being. This talk will explore some of the landscapes that have contributed to the rich garden history of the county and will touch on the conservation issues facing some of those landscapes today.”
If you would like to join this meeting, please contact the Organiser (details below). You will be sent instructions on how to log in etc. Please don’t worry if you are not familiar with the Zoom software. It is quite straightforward to use and does not involve any expense. You will be able to log in a few minutes before the start of the lecture.