The History of the London Square: a talk by David Marsh

Date: Saturday 19 October 2024

Club: Hardy Plant Society Southern Counties Group

Contact: Anne Grabaskey

Email: anne@grabaskey.com

Website: https://www.hps-southerncounties.co.uk/

This talk looks at the rise of the square, and at the threats and challenges they have faced over the past 400 years and at ideas for their future.

David Marsh is a garden historian, lecturer and writer. He obtained a PhD in Garden History from Birkbeck College in 2005. He was a trustee of The Gardens Trust, the national campaigning body for the protection and support of our historic parks, gardens and designated landscapes and chaired their education committee from 2016 until 2023. He also writes a weekly blog for them. David is currently an honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham and runs a Masters Course in Garden History as well as offering supervision to PhD students.

The Hardy Plant Society Southern Counties Group are holding this meeting at The Old Barn Hall, 55 Church Road, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 3PQ.  Doors open at 10am, the talk will begin at 10.45am.