Kemp Walks in Cheshire Parks 2017

Kemp Walks in Cheshire Parks 2017
Queen's Park Crewe
A magnificent speciment of Hungarian Oak (Quercus frainetto)

Kemp Walks in Cheshire Parks 2017Kemp Walks in Cheshire Parks 2017
Partnering with other organisations to undertake a themed series of walks celebrating the bicentenary of Kemp’s birth has proved a success. It has brought an awareness of Kemp and his work to a wider audience. Three of the walks attracted over forty participants and all walks highlighted the interest there is in local history.

At Grosvenor Park, Chester the focus was on Kemp’s design intentions and how these have been realised or blurred with the passage of time.

For the participants at Castle Park Frodsham there was considerable discussion about what Kemp did and what planting may have been done by the owner, Joseph Stubbs a keen plantsman.

Kemp’s influence can be seen in the layout and planting of Queen’s Park Crewe though the implementation was almost certainly undertaken by others. 

In Congleton Park there are various features that suggest Kemp’s influence - the rockwork, tree planting and oval bowling green - but little that can be definitely attributed to him due to the lack of surviving documents.

Through the walks we have gained new insights into the parks and their tree collections and received requests for more walks.

Cheshire Gardens Trust’s Kemp day last March inspired Gloucestershire Gardens Trust to discover and research a previously unknown Kemp commission which is described in their summer newsletter.

Our book ‘Kemp’s Parks and Gardens in Cheshire’ is now held by the National Libraries and the RHS Lindley Library in London.
Copies were sold at the Gardens Trust conference in Plymouth, are available through our website HERE and will be available at our forthcoming events.



News Archive

2017
December (1)
RHS WISLEY Trees Petition Success but more work needed
November (2)
This Christmas, give a present to last a whole year
Members Meet-Up in Lancaster: 10.30-4pm, 1st December 2017
October (3)
Edward Kemp Symposium on 18 Oct at The Palace Room, Floral Pavillion, New Brighton
Results from Kemp's Anniversary Year Walks around Cheshire Parks
Learn about 'The 1737 New Cut of the River Dee' on 18th Nov
September (4)
CGT's Conservation & Planning Group act to protect parkland registered Grade II
Look at the Events Tab for CGT's Autumn/Winter Programme
The Woodland Trust say 'the biggest single threat from development to ancient woodland is HS2'
Book now for 2017/18 Leisure Courses at Reaseheath College
August (2)
500 Wisley trees under threat from A3 road widening proposals
New Photographs of Summer Events in our Gallery
July (1)
All Summer Events now fully booked
June (2)
Final Summer Events - 15th July Fully Booked but still time to book for 16th August visit
Double Rosettes for CGT at the Royal Cheshire County Show
May (3)
Make a Note/Lend a Hand - Cheshire Show Dates for your June Diary
Dibleys' 28th Chelsea Gold
Check your Post Now for our latest Events Mailing
April (1)
POSTPONEMENT of Fern Workshop at Henbury Hall
March (2)
Hot Off the Press! Kemp - CGT's Second Publication is available Now
Important Diary Date: CGT AGM on 27 April
February (4)
Kemp Walks in Cheshire Parks during 2017
Lecture Sat 18 March - Celebrating Edward Kemp Bicentenary
Reminder:- St Petersburg Lecture Sat 11 Feb
2015 Newsletters now added to the archive
2016
November (2)
Memorial Service: Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor
Caldwell-Still Growing
October (2)
CGT phone number
Lottery Funding Secures Future of P&G UK Database
September (2)
CB 2016 Textile Trail exhibition
CGT Visit to Sweden in September 2016
August (1)
CGT visit to Somerford Garden raises £136.00 for the NGS
July (3)
CGT Member Mary Moxon in medal award at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2016
Donation to St Luke's Hospice
2016 Summer Fundraiser Success
June (5)
CGT at the Royal Cheshire Show and the Arley Garden Festival
Event on Wednesday 15th June is cancelled
Magnolia "Elizabeth" progress report
Places for Sweden Garden Tour 2016
Summer Social Event 4th June 2016
May (3)
Thanks to volunteers at the AGM
RHS Garden Bridgewater
Summer BBQ and Fundraiser
April (7)
Rhododendron Workshop 12th May
TGT Conference, 1-4 September
The Hyning, Lancs.
Sweden Garden Tour 2016 Update No 3
CGT AGM 14th April at Tabley House
2016 Cheshire Plant Fairs
CGT New Web Site
March (3)
FOLAR
Caldwell Book Published February 2016
New Home for King Canute
2015
December (1)
Lord Ashbrook's 80th Birthday
November (1)
New RHS Garden
July (1)
CGTs & GHS: Latest merger news

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