The Gardens Trust: Know It, Love It Project

The Gardens Trust, an organisation with similar aims as the LPGT, has been commissioned to deliver the  Know It, Love It Project.

This project will train volunteers to research and record local historic parks and gardens and then help conserve them by surveying and writing Statements of Significance. It is part of the Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme – a 5 year programme seeking to restore, discover and celebrate one of the last remaining landscapes of London and Essex as it once was.

The workshops are designed to be entry-level and will teach the role that research can play in conserving parks and gardens, to find and use historic documents, to recognise and survey a historic designed landscape and its features as you walk around it, and to write-up your knowledge so it can help protect the site in future. They will be followed by work over the next two years to write Statements of Significance for other sites in the Land of the Fanns area.

The workshops are free of charge, but places are limited to 30 so please book by emailing deborah.brady@thameschase.org.uk as soon as possible or by 31st July at the latest. 

For some of the workshops we will be splitting volunteers into smaller groups looking at Dagnam, Belhus, Thorndon and Warley Place – please indicate your preference and we will do our best to accommodate it.

Workshop dates (please note that they are designed as a package so you should aim to attend all five):

 

DATE AND TIME VENUE  TITLE CONTENT
9th September 2019

10am-3pm

Stubbers Adventure Centre, Upminster Workshop 1: Know It, Love It How research and recording volunteers can help

conserve historic parks and gardens

17th September 2019

10am-5pm (depending on your group)

Essex Record Office, Chelmsford Workshop 2: Historic Document Detectives Learning how to find and use historic archive material
23rd September 2019

12pm-3pm

NB volunteers are only requested to attend one Workshop 3.

Dagnam Park, Harold Hill Workshop 3: Reading a Landscape on the Ground How to recognise key features in historic parks and gardens
24th September 2019

12pm-3pm

 

Belhus Park, South Ockendon Workshop 3: Reading a Landscape on the Ground How to recognise key features in historic parks and gardens
25th September 2019

12pm-3pm

 

 Thorndon

Country Park, Brentwood

Workshop 3: Reading a Landscape on the Ground How to recognise key features in historic parks and gardens
7th October 2019

12pm-3pm

 

Warley Place, Brentwood Workshop 3: Reading a Landscape on the Ground: How to recognise key features in historic parks and gardens
15th October 2019

10am-3pm

Thames Chase Forest Centre,

Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster RM14 3NS

Workshop 4: The Significance of Your Research Using research and recording to conserve landscapes through surveys and Statements of Significance
5th November 2019

10am-3pm

Thames Chase Forest Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster RM14 3NS Workshop 5: You Can Do It! Mop-Up Session