PGG AGM 2019 – Annual Dinner

Annual dinner followed by Ron Nettle Memorial Lecture. The speaker is Dr Mark Spencer F.L.S., Forensic Botanist, Hon. Curator (Plants), Linnean Society of London Scientific Associate, Natural History Museum, London. His talk is entitled ‘Herbariums and Garden History, the Fulham Palace Experience’.

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Burghley House

Burghley House is a Tudor mansion built by Sir William Cecil over a period of 32 years from 1563 onwards. The gardens and wider parklands were largely designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century.

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Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland

Rutland’s Barnsdale Gardens came top in a 2018 poll to find the best 100 visitor gardens in the UK. Garden News readers voted in their thousands over the summer with Barnsdale emerging as the victor, beating hundreds of famous attractions, including Kew Gardens.

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West Dean Gardens, West Sussex

PGG visit to West Dean Gardens, West Sussex. Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, lovingly and meticulously restored by PGG Members Sarah Wain and Jim Buckland and their garden team, West Dean Gardens is one of the most exciting gardens open to the public today.

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Chiswick House

PGG visit to Chiswick House and Gardens, Chiswick, London. Explore classical landscapes, sweeping vistas, fragrant formal gardens and a woodland wilderness.The restoration of Chiswick House Gardens was one of the most ambitious garden regeneration projects ever undertaken in the UK.

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