A day exploring gardening and landscape history’- Monday 1 June or Monday 10 August 2020

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Enjoy a fascinating talk by Philip Oostenbrink, Head Gardener of Canterbury Cathedral, on the history of the Cathedral’s gardens and a day exploring gardening history.  This will be followed by a viewing in the Cathedral Archives and Library of items relating to the history of gardening and landscapes. After a two-course hot lunch in the Cathedral Lodge, Nathalie Cohen, Cathedral Archaeologist, will present some of the recent fascinating discoveries at the Cathedral.

To conclude, there will be a Precincts tour with Philip and Nathalie to see some of the Cathedral’s gardens and archaeological features, before afternoon tea and coffee with new friends.’

Price £55 per person (10% discount for Friends of Canterbury Cathedral).

 

10:15 – Arrival (Visitor Centre)

10:30am – Tea and coffee in the Cathedral Archives

10:45am-11:45 – Illustrated talk by Philip Oostenbrink, Cathedral Head Gardener, on the history of gardening at the Cathedral

11:45am-13:00 – Visit to the Cathedral Archives and Library to enjoy items relating to plants and gardening

13:00:14:00 – 2-course hot lunch, with tea and coffee at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

14-14.45 – talk by Nathalie Cohen on recent archaeological discoveries at the Cathedral

16:45-16:15 – Precincts tour with Philip and Nathalie to see some of the Cathedral’s gardens and archaeological features

16:15 – Tea and coffee at the Cathedral Lodge

17:30: Evensong, which all are most welcome to attend

 

Not local? Why not stay overnight for £115 single occupancy or £125 double occupancy on Sunday 31 May or Monday 1 June 2020.

To book, please email us at events@canterburycathedrallodge.org or call 01227 865350 and ask to speak to our events team.

Pre-payment will be taken at the time of booking and is non-refundable unless we are able to re sell the places booked.

 

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