Archive for December, 2012

The essence of a British park

Interesting article in the BBC News Magazine on the genesis, value and future of the British park.


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Christmas and New Year opening times

Monday 17th to Thursday 20th December Term time opening hours
Friday 21st December 8.30 to 5.00
Saturday 22nd December to Tuesday 1st January CLOSED
Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th January 8.30 to 4.30

Term time opening resumes on Saturday 5th January 2013.

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Garden History Society winter lecture series

Wednesdays at 6.30 pm at The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London (unless otherwise stated).

Gardens of court and country: English design 1640-1730
Dr David Jacques
30th January 2013

Led by the land
Kim Wilkie
11th Annual GHS Lecture
20th February 2013
Royal Horticultural Halls & Conference Centre

‘Harmony Compleat’ – music in the garden from Renaissance Italy to Georgian England
Judy Tarling
27th February 2013

A little bit of surrey in the sun?  A hundred years of the national botanic gardens of Burma
Dr David Marsh
6th March 2013

Passion, plants and patronage: three hundred years of the Bute family landscapes
Robert Peel and Kristina Taylor
20th March 2013

For more information about tickets contact the Garden History Society by email or on their website.

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RHS Lindley Library has re-opened

The Lindley Library in London has re-opened following a fire in 2011.  Because not all of the collections are back from specialist cleaning, their staff are asking researchers to phone ahead to check on the availability of material.  Library opening times are posted on the library website.

RHS Lindley Library
80 Vincent Square
London SW1P 2PE
Tel: 020 7821 3051

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Plant naming and taxonomy

The Horticultural Taxonomy Group (Hortax) is a European committee of plant taxonomists and horticulturists with a professional interest in the classification and nomenclature of cultivated plants.

The Hortax website aims to provide information to the non-specialist enthusiast wishing to learn more about how plants are named, as well as a forum for discussion and questions about cultivated plant taxonomy.

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Fresh Produce Journal conference

The next Fresh Produce Journal (FPJ) one day conference is taking place on Thursday 7th March 2013 at the Cambridge Belfry, Cambourne, Cambridge.  The conferences aim “to investigate how the fresh produce supply chain can link up more efficiently within the different regions throughout the UK”.

For more information see the FPJ Conference website or follow @FPJlive on Twitter.

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