Annual Lecture by The Lord Heseltine, CH – A Nation of Gardeners: Private Pleasure, Social Opportunity

Annual Lecture by The Lord Heseltine, CH – A Nation of Gardeners: Private Pleasure, Social Opportunity

The 2018 National Garden Scheme Lecture at the Royal Geographical Society will be given by Lord Heseltine on 7th November. With the title: A Nation of Gardeners, Private Passion, Public Opportunity, Lord Heseltine will describe the visions which have guided his lifelong love of gardens and which have enabled him to make a substantial impact, both privately and in public.

At his own garden, Thenford in Northamptonshire, he has created one of the most ambitious gardens of the last half-century, filling it with quantities of rare trees and shrubs that are displayed within a memorable formal framework. The garden has been a 40-year labour of love for Lord Heseltine and his wife Anne, a journey of constant enjoyment and steadily increasing horticultural knowledge.

Publicly, his energetic advocacy when Environment Secretary of State during the 1980s, of garden festivals in various British cities, most famously Liverpool, was a vital impetus for urban regeneration in post-industrial Britain. Ever since he has continued to emphasise the ability of gardens and green space to transform inner cities.

His talk on 7th November will weave together these themes and make for a memorable evening.

The evening will start promptly at 7.00pm, with doors opening at 6.00pm for a cash bar.

Tickets cost £25 in aid of the National Garden Scheme and will be received via email. Please show proof of purchase at the door, either by printing your ticket or showing the ticket on your mobile phone.

When and where

7 November, 6:00 pm8:30 pm

Royal Geographical Society
Royal Geographical Society
London, SW7 2AR United Kingdom
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