Mid to Late C20 designed landscapes:
Overlooked, undervalued and at risk?
A conference to be held by kind permission of the newly re-opened Garden Museum
Monday 5th June 2017
This Gardens Trust conference aims to promote the understanding and significance of mid to late C20
designed landscapes – those laid out between the mid 1960s and 1990 – and to review how they might be
better recognised and conserved. It will consider a wide range of designed landscapes from urban civic
spaces to institutional, residential, business and country parks, many of which been treated as of secondary
importance to both the gardens of the period and to the built architecture of a place; consequently they are
poorly represented within national designations.
Key speakers from the heritage world include architectural critic Rowan Moore, landscape architects Oliver
Rock, Richard Flenley, Deborah Evans, Annabel Downs and Dominic Cole, Historic England’s Dr. Roger
Bowdler and Elain Harwood. The conference will be chaired by Robert Holden, described as ‘the leading
European landscape architecture critic of his generation’ and Catherine Croft, Director of the C20 Society.
Tickets:£65 Gardens Trust & Garden Museum members; £68 County Gardens Trust members; £75 nonmembers.
Includes lunch, tea/coffee and private viewing of the Museum’s new galleries.
Further details at http://thegardenstrust.org