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University of Bristol Historic Gardens Book

£7.00

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Queries: external-estates@bristol.ac.uk

Books are available to purchase on the garden tours at £5, this option is for those not attending tours.

Commissioned by the University Historic Gardens & Buildings Committee we are proud to showcase the SECOND EDITION of the Historic Gardens Book.

The University of Bristol is the guardian of an impressive range of historic gardens. These include a Civil War fortification at the Royal Fort, an Edwardian flower garden designed for the treatment of hospital patients, and a rare merchant’s eighteenth-century town garden with the most exotic and best-preserved Grotto in the entire country, at Goldney.

Many of the University’s Historic Gardens are attached to halls of residence and can be enjoyed by students and staff alike. It is, however, the purpose of this book to make the wider public, particularly the citizenry of Bristol, aware of what the University owns; and to enable visitors to appreciate its gardens.

Using many original archive resources, this book has been researched and written by Marion Mako, who studied for an MA in Garden History at the University. Lavishly illustrated, it tells the story of gardens and the people who created them. The Second Edition , having proved popular, has been revised with updated images and text. It will be also be available to purchase on guided tours.


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Goldney Garden

Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden - Sunday 10th September 2017

£10.00

Description

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Goldney Hall,
Lower Clifton Hill,
Clifton,
Bristol,
BS8 1BH

With extensive knowledge of Bristol's history our guide will showcase this hidden treasure and include The Original Flag Garden, Hercules, The Rotunda, The Bastion,The Tower, Canal, Heritage Orchard and Grotto (believed to be one of the finest surviving examples of an eighteenth-century garden grotto in
Britain with walls and pillars laden with a variety of minerals, shells, corals, rocks and fossils).
There is no access to the house. The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours.
You will receive a complimentary copy of the University of Bristol's historic gardens book.

For any queries please contact :
nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk
0117 4282409
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Goldney Garden

Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden - Sunday 13th August 2017

£10.00

Description

11.00 am - 12.30 pm
Goldney Hall,
Lower Clifton Hill,
Clifton,
Bristol,
BS8 1BH

With extensive knowledge of Bristol's history our guide will showcase this hidden treasure and include The Original Flag Garden, Hercules, The Rotunda, The Bastion,The Tower, Canal, Heritage Orchard and Grotto (believed to be one of the finest surviving examples of an eighteenth-century garden grotto in
Britain with walls and pillars laden with a variety of minerals, shells, corals, rocks and fossils).
There is no access to the house. The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours.
You will receive a complimentary copy of the University of Bristol's historic gardens book.

For any queries please contact :
nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk
0117 4282409
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