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There are many organisations offering lectures and talks and these are mostly online, although some are now being advertised as face-to-face events. Some of the key delivery organisations are listed below.

An updated version of our monthly Lectures Calendar is now available and lists some of the lectures we are aware of - both online and in-person - from  May   - early July 2024. Lectures are listed in date order and links are provided to the appropriate delivery organisation, with details about each lecture and how to book a place.

THE SPITALFIELDS SOCIETY

On May 7 from 19.00 -20.30 Margaret Willes, author of Gardens of the British Working Class, will talk on The Horticultural History of the East End  This will be an in-person event at Hanbury Hall, Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR.

THE GARDENS TRUST

Starting on Tuesday, 16 April the Trust will be delivering a series of five lectures on The History of Gardens, the five specific topics being 1. Elizabethan Gardens; 2. First Gardens; 3. Medieval Gardens; 4. Early Mughal Gardens; and 5. Italian Renaissance Gardens. 

On Wednesday, 15 May from 19.30 at The Gallery, 77, Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ,, Biographer Judith Nesbitt will give a talk: A Glimpse at the Life of William Robsinson. 

Consult our Lectures Calendar  for details and links to booking. 

LONDON PARKS and GARDENS (LPG)

 London Parks and Gardens' winter lecture series 2023-2024 has now ended. The new series will start again in the autumn.

THE GARDEN MUSEUM

~ none current ~

THE INSTITUTE OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

The Summer Term programme of ROOTS and ROUTES: The Interdisciplinary Range of Garden History in the IHR History of Gardens and Landscapes seminars   continues with lectures on 6 June and 4 July.

All seminars take place on Thursdays from 18.00 and are delivered as a mixture of Hybrid and Zoom events. Lectures are free but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.  See our Lectures Calendar for details and booking links.

COUNTY GARDEN TRUSTS 

In additon to these there are many County Gardens Trusts and other institutions offering occasional lectures: these will be found in our Lectures Calendar above   which shows all the lectures BGHG is aware of from a wide variety of sources.. Other organisations offering occasional or regular lectures and talks include The Georgian Group, The Victorian Society and the Linnean Society. Whilst some lectures will be restricted to their  members, others will be open to all. 

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