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“A treasure not to be sacrificed” a continuing history of the Museum Gardens

Lectures
Date
5 Jun 2018
Start time
7:30 PM
Venue
Tempest Anderson Hall
Speaker
Dr Peter Hogarth

Event Information

“A treasure not to be sacrificed” a continuing history of the Museum Gardens

Dr Peter Hogarth, University of York

We are all familiar with the Museum Gardens and their picturesque ruins. From these surviving remains and historical records we can piece together the history of the land from early times until it eventually became available for the Yorkshire Philosophical Society to create a botanic garden. How the Society acquired the first few acres and later expanded its territory, and how it developed and managed the Gardens, emerges from the YPS’s own archives, from numerous pictures and maps, and from a multitude of other sources. Following on from his talk in June 2017 Peter Hogarth will continue the fascinating story of York’s Museum Gardens.

This lecture will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting of the Society at 6.45pm

Image credit: YMT York Museums Trust