Tim Richardson will present the 2021 Margaret Helme Memorial Lecture by Zoom.
Thursday 21 October 2021 7:30pm-8:30pm
Joining details for the event will be sent out two days before the talk.
Title Cambridge College Gardens.
Abstract For all who have wandered through a Cambridge College garden, a delight rarely possible over the past 18 months, Tim Richardson’s eponymous book will strike a resonance with its appreciation of the history, horticulture and atmosphere that these hallowed gardens provide. In this talk, Tim will bring his research and elegant prose to life to elaborate on the most exquisite gardens in and around the colleges, illustrated with the stunning photography of Clive Boursnell. The gardens are as rich and varied as the colleges themselves, often set within stunning architecture, and include formal quads, naturalistic planting, walled gardens, rooftop oases, productive plots and watermeadows as well as the private spaces enjoyed by senior college members and fellows.
Our Speaker Tim Richardson is a writer who specialises in garden and landscape design and history. He has been gardens editor at Country Life and landscape editor at Wallpaper magazine. He was founding editor of both the award-winning gardens magazines New Eden and Country Life Gardens. Tim contributes regularly to the Daily Telegraph, House and Garden, Gardens Illustrated and Country Life. He is the author of several notable books on gardening and even a claimed first in documenting a history of sweets and their temptations. We are delighted to welcome Tim as the CGT Margaret Helme Lecturer for 2021.
This Zoom talk is free to members of Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust. We warmly welcome guests who may be interested in hearing the talk and invite them to register via Eventbrite at a cost of £5. Joining details will be sent to all CGT members and registered guests two days before the event.