Experts and enthusiasts given chance to work together to promote historic gardens in UK

By Culture24 Staff | 17 September 2010
A photo of a large country house
Anglesey Abbey will host one of six free seminars on historic gardens© © NTPL / Nick Meers
Historic garden professionals and fans will be able to share advice, work with partners and learn how to educate communities in a new project aiming to win new audiences and involve more people in some of the most picturesque sites across the UK.

A joint partnership between the National Trust, Historic Houses Association, Royal Horticultural Society and the Association of Gardens Trusts, the Opening all the Gates scheme will run free regional seminars across the country between October 2010 and January 2011, aiming to explore the benefits gardens can give communities and how the public can support them.

The English Heritage-backed campaign will build on evidence showing that gardens play a vital role in the wellbeing of the nation. They will offer expert tips on working with schools and local groups, ideas on how to engage garden managers and owners and insights into best practice in the heritage sector.

Admission is free but advance booking is required as places are limited. For details email Jane Satchwell or call 01793 818531.

For more information on the project, email Adam Clarke or call 07834 537569.

Full list of dates and venues:

East Midlands: Boughton House October 13 2010
North East: Gibside November 11 2010
South West: Saltram  November 26 2010      
East: Anglesey Abbey December 9 2010      
West Midlands: Spetchley Gardens January 13 2011
Yorkshire and Humber: RHS Garden Harlow Carr January 27 2011
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