Garden History Society in Scotland Edinburgh Gardens and Squares Conference Friday 26 September 2014

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‘The Scottish Enlightenment as Manifested in the
Gardens and Squares of Edinburgh’s New Town’

Venue: George Hotel, 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh
Date: Friday 26th September; 9.00am – 5.30pm
Cost: £60 (limited student tickets at £20)

The aim of the conference is to explain the significance of Edinburgh’s historic gardens and squares, to celebrate them and to demonstrate how they can be maximised for the benefit of the social, economic and cultural life of the city in the 21st century.

The first two sessions in the morning with a coffee break will be devoted to setting the scene describing the history, philosophy and development of the spaces within the city. The third session in the afternoon will be about the practical aspects of managing these spaces in the 21st century. A reception in the banking hall of Royal Bank of Scotland, St Andrews Square, will conclude the day.

Please note all tickets include drinks reception in the banking hall at Dundas House, St Andrews Square from 5.45pm – 7.15pm


The conference is timed to coincide with Doors Open Day weekend when many of the gardens will be open to visitors. The venue is the George Hotel, George Street, Edinburgh, with an evening reception hosted by the Royal Bank of Scotland in Dundas House overlooking St Andrew Square.

Tickets £60.00 including lunch, available from Hazel Johnson on 0131 668 8683 or online through Historic Scotland’s website:

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