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Tue 19th Sep

To mark 50 years of UNESCO World Heritage, The Gardens Trust are offering a 7 week series to celebrate some of the UK’s World Heritage landscapes. Week 2 The Lake District .

Venue: Online talk via zoom
Time: 10 – 11.30am (recorded session available for 1 week will be sent shortly afterwards)
Cost: Individual sessions cost £5. Or you can purchase a ticket for the entire course of 7 sessions at £28
Booking: Eventbrite book all seven sessions here or book Talk 2 The Lake District here

Added to the World Heritage list in 2017, the complex nature of the Lake District inscription, based on three areas of outstanding universal value, led to the creation of the category Cultural Landscape. The Lakes is one of the first.

This talk will focus on the significance and role of the Lakes villas, gardens and designed landscapes.

With a background as an art gallery curator in historic buildings, Harvey Wilkinson has worked for the National Trust for ten years, acting as Cultural Heritage Curator for the largest land asset in the  National Trust, which amounts to 25 percent of the Lakes total area.  He works at a landscape scale, covering all the Trust’s built assets  and significant early land acquisitions.

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