Last Landscapes: The landscapes of British Cemeteries over the last 4 centuries Presented by Kate Harwood
January 8, 2024 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree
The talk covers the development of cemeteries, and since 1902, of crematoria, and their differing landscapes addressing different purposes. The design of these, from Vanbrugh’s enthusiasm for the Indian cemeteries he had seen, to the modern natural burial, includes many overseas influences. Context from Buenos Aires to Surat, from Stockholm to Cape Town is provided.
Kate Harwood is Conservation & Planning Officer for Hertfordshire Gardens Trust and lectures, writes about and researches historic parks and gardens.