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

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

A day exploring gardening and landscape history. 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 give an illustrated talk about 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.

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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