THE GARDENS ARE OPEN. ENJOY YOUR VISIT - BUT DO OBSERVE GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE ON SOCIAL DISTANCING.
Most of our visitors enjoy the gardens whilst ensuring they follow the most recent guidance on social distancing.
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - TOUR OF KITCHEN GARDEN (ALLOTMENTS)
The Friends hosted six small group tours of the Kitchen Garden (now allotments) to discuss the history of the site and how the range of crops grown and diet had changed over the centuries. Forty people attended.
SPRING MEETING - PURCHASING PARADISE, THE MONEY THAT PAID FOR THE GREAT GARDENS.
The Friends spring meeting featured an illustrated talk by author and historian Sir Roderick Floud which included reference to the grand garden created by Baron Cadogan at Caversham Park. It was the first such meeting organised by the Friends for delivery by Zoom and attracted 86 people. Sir Roderick’s book on the economic history of the English garden (see below) is published by Penguin.
National Poetry Day
Heritage Open Days, Tours of the Allotments
Have a look at our new video for this event which provides a flavour of what the Gardens offer. It can be accessed on the Garden News page of this website.
School Visits, 2019