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Winter Talk – Saving The Serpent: Jellicoe at Hemel

February 21, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker:  Kate Harwood on Monday 21st February 2022 at 2.30pm on Zoom
The Hemel Town Centre garden Jellicoe laid out along the river Gade has been restored.
This is the story of its design, execution, decline and renaissance

Hemel Hempstead was the third post-war New Town designated. Geoffrey Jellicoe was initially commissioned to design the whole of the new town but in the end designed only the town centre garden which was not completed until 1961. Some of his ideas, influences and concepts, as seen in his other works can be seen in Hemel and this talk also looks outside of the water garden to understand why it is as it is.

Kate Harwood is Planning and Conservation Officer for Hertfordshire Gardens Trust and has researched these gardens. She also writes, researches and gives talks on historic gardens, both in Hertfordshire and further afield.

Friends of the Jellicoe Water Garden https://www.jellicoewatergardens.org.uk/
HTA (Restoration ) https://www.hta.co.uk/project/jellicoe-water-gardens
Dacorum Borough Council: https://www.dacorum.gov.uk/home/regeneration/hemel-evolution/jellicoe-water-gardens

Ticket prices: £5.00 for members, £8.00 for non-members.
The Zoom link will be sent out to attendees in an email 2 days before the talk.

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If you have any queries, please contact Liz Carlin on lcarlin@btinternet.com


February 21, 2022
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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