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Paradise lost and restored-400 years of garden design in Oxfordshire Timothy Walker Wednesday 25 March 2020

The Oxford Botanic Garden was founded at the beginning of the 17th Century and its design bears all the hallmarks of 17th Century design. Through the next 400 years successive Horti Praefecti (Head Gardeners) changed the features reflecting the art of gardening, and very occasionally the science of botany. This talk looks at how the art of gardening has changed in four centuries in Oxfordshire.

Timothy Walker, previously Director of the Oxford University Botanic Garden from 1988 to 2014, is now a college lecturer and Tutor at Sommerville College Oxford.