External and campaign events


AGM and Visit to Ham Court, Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2HG

11am to 2pm. Talk and tour of the site with Matthew Rice, author and artist. Ham Court was once the gate house of a major 14th-century castle. Emma Bridgewater and Matthew Rice have transformed the site, re-instating the moat, creating a productive kitchen garden and woodland walk. £15 members, £20 guests inc lunch. AGM 10-11am (members...


Oxfordshire GT Lecture: The Revd Thomas Birch Freeman: Victorian Botanist and Plantsman

Advolly Richmond speaks about Freeman’s horticultural legacy. A trained botanist & head gardener at Orwell Park, he travelled to the Gold Coast and became part of the network of correspondents and plant collectors relied upon by the Royal Botanic Gardens. Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PN; 6.30 for 7pm. £5; £8 non-members


Coplestone Warre Bampfylde: New Perspectives Conference

A conference, organised with Kingston University, to mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of Bampfylde at Hestercombe Gardens Trust, which he once owned and whose landscape garden he designed. It aims to shed new light on the work of this artist, architect and landscape designer. Proposals for papers are due by Monday 15 June.


Oxfordshire GT Lecture: Wellness and Urban Design

Hanna Zembrzycka-Kisiel uses the research insights of her recent MA Thesis to explore the reality of poor urban design and the benefits of green spaces in our living environments, drawing on local and international urban design projects for inspiration. Kellogg College, 60-62 BanburyRoad, Oxford OX2 6PN; 6.30pm, for 7pm. £5 (members) £8 (guests).