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Devon Gardens Trust announce Autumn conference

PUBLISHED: 11:10 16 August 2013

The Devon Garden Trust Autumn conference

The Devon Garden Trust Autumn conference

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The Devon Gardens Trust’s Autumn Conference ‘Digging for Gardens: Garden Archaeology Today’ will take place on Saturday 28th September at Longdown Village Hall near Exeter.

Join the Devon Garden’s Trust in September for a rare opportunity to hear a top line-up of national and local expert speakers talking about a fascinating variety of aspects within garden archaeology.

Speakers include Professor Tom Williamson from the University of East Anglia, Garden Archaeologist Brian Dix, and local historian Dr Todd Gray from the University of Exeter. The event will be chaired by Steven Pugsley, director of Halsgrove Group and DGT Vice-President.

The conference will cover various topics, including identifying the landscape of gardens, the use of archaeology in garden reconstruction, what constitutes a designed landscape, where archaeology can be found and how archaeology has been put to use to find out more about a Devon garden.

The event will take place from 10am to 4pm and includes refreshments on arrival and lunch. Delegate fees are £35 for members of DGT and other garden Trusts and £40 for non-members. A student rate is available.

A booking form and poster can be downloaded from the Devon Gardens Trust Facebook page.

For more information please contact Clare Greener claregreener@talktalk.net or see DGT website www.devongardenstrust.org.uk.

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