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There are many organisations offering lectures and talks and these are mostly online, although as COVID-19 restrictions reduce some are now being advertised as face-to-face events. Some of the key delivery organisations are listed below.

Our monthly Lectures Calendar is now available and lists some of the lectures we are aware of - both online and in-person - during December 2023 to February 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.  


As well as 3 Lecture series: two starting in January 2024 and one ongoing the Gardens Trust have two upcoming one-off events: a Special Christmas Lecture on 13 December on The Ornamental Wilderness in The English Garden, and, on 29th January, 2024 a hybrid Round Table Discussion on Why Garden History? 

Consult our Lectures Calendar for details and links to booking. 


The last lecture in 2023 from the London Parks and Gardens' winter lecture series 2023-2024 will take place online on Monday 11 December, 2023. The topic will be The Early Life of the 19th Century Horticulturist and Landscape Designer, Alexander McKenzie.
Dates for the New Year will 8 January; 5 February; and 11 March, 2024.  
To book for LPG events click here where you will also find the full list of lecture topics in the 2023/2024 Winter Lecture series.



The Autumn Term programme - ROOTS and ROUTES: The Interdisciplinary Range of Garden History for the IHR History of Gardens and Landscapes seminars comes to an end on Thursday 7 December. with its seminar on Darwinism and Colonial Landscapes  The first in the series, delayed from earlier in the autumn, will now be the topic for the first seminar in the New Year Control or Subversion? The contemporary experience of fountains in early modern Tuscan and Dutch gardens.

Unless otherwise indicated 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. Click on the links above to book your place..


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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