The Garden at Buckingham Palace

  • Our Friends | Lecture or talk
  • Scottish National Gallery
  • Hawthornden Lecture Theatre. Please enter via the back door of the Academy building.
  • Monday 12 March, 6.30-8.30pm
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A unique opportunity to hear Mark Lane, Gardens Manager, give a talk on the garden at Buckingham Palace, focussing on the history, conservation and interesting plants. Situated at the back of the Palace, the garden covers 39 acres and over its history has had a number of landscape styles from the more formal during the tenure of the Duke of Buckingham to the English Garden Landscape style of the early 19th century. The current landscape was designed by Sir William Chambers and modified at the time of the palace rebuilding by William Townsend Aiton of Kew Gardens and John Nash for George IV. The garden plays its part as a backdrop for state occasions, is a wildlife haven in the centre of London and contains a notable collection of rare and interesting plants.