A fascinating insight into the history of one of our greatest ever institutions – The British public park. We have all enjoyed them at some time in our lives but what do we really know about them?
This talk illustrates their origins, discusses the need for parks, the Victorian heyday, what makes a great park, with examples of lodges, lakes, bandstands, fountains and floral displays, to their great decline in the sixties and seventies.
Paul Rabbitts has worked in the parks sector for over 35 years, as a landscape architect and an award-winning parks manager.
Tuesday 9 January 2024, 7pm – 8.30pm
From £6. Book here.