Celebrating Edward Kemp’s bicentenary

Talks by Elizabeth Davey and Cheshire Gardens Trust


Edward Kemp was Superintendant of Birkenhead Park, the world’s first publicly funded park and a leading 19th century designer of parks and gardens. Many of his commissions were in the North West. He wrote “How to Lay Out a Small Garden” which ran to three editions.

Elizabeth Davey, local historian will give a talk ‘Celebrating a bi-centenary – Edward Kemp – Landscape Gardener – an Overview.’ After tea/coffee, Cheshire Gardens Trust research and recorders will present Cheshire’s Kemp Collection focusing on how much the aspirational designs illustrated in Kemp’s book became a reality in Cheshire.

The event will finish by 12.15pm allowing attendees to make their own arrangements for lunch.

Members £7 Non members £9 Students £5

In the afternoon there will be a walk round some of Kemp’s Chester commissions. Meet at the Chester side of the Queen’s Park suspension bridge at 2pm. The walk will conclude in Grosvenor Park at about 3.45pm.
Donations to Cheshire Gardens Trust.