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The events group organises an annual programme of talks and visits to public and private parks, gardens and other designed landscapes in the county (and occasionally to neighbouring counties).

If you have any suggestions for visits or talks we'd really like to hear from you. For more information email:  events@lancsgt.org.uk

Stanley Park and Anfield, Liverpool


Our September visit is to two very different, adjacent landscapes with two very different purposes, by the same designer Edward Kemp, 1817-1891, Stanley Park and Anfield Cemetery.

Kemp was a garden assistant to Joseph Paxton and developed Birkenhead Park following planning by Paxton going on to design a swathe of public spaces in Chester, Southport, Congleton and Frodsham.

Sited between Liverpool’s two football grounds, Stanley Park opened in 1870 combines formal gardens and terraces with spaces for healthy exercise in over 100 acres.  It is dominated by a conservatory opened in 1899, undergoing conservation at the moment, below which is a bandstand and below this are the lakes. The park is listed Grade II* the tour will also include Anfield Football Stadium.
The tour of the park and Anfield will be led by Georgina Baines, who was project landscape architect for the restoration of the park, 2007 – 2009 and 2016, prompted by the intended expansion of Liverpool Football Club into the park and who also led the visit to the new garden at Blackburn Cathedral last year.

Anfield Cemetery laid out between 1856 and 1863 is one of several  constructed away from the city centre after 1854 when Liverpool Corporation  banned further city centre burials due to overcrowding.  Kemp designed a drive leading from the imposing main entrance to a formal centre, from which less formal areas radiate. The cemetery is listed Grade ii* in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

The tour of the cemetery will be by Ray Beeton Trustee of the Friends of Anfield Cemetery and guide.

For further details and booking form see here 

For lunch menu see here
Gardens Trust News and Events  

The Gardens Trust have issued their latest news and a list of events for the next year. They are available to read  by following this link. 

 GT News

GT Events

GT Diary



Future events planned 

Wednesday 25th September - Stanley Park and Anfield Football Club,Liverpool

Email your photos of events to web@lancsgt.org.uk  

Myerscough College July 2018
 Rode Hall June 2018
Rode Hall June 2018
Photos from the 10th Anniversary celebrations at Gresgarth Hall

Photos from the Leyland war Memorial visit


Thursday 6th June 2013
Launch of Historic Designed Landscape Report
©Gill Crook

HDL Launch - awaiting the first speaker
©Gill Crook

HDL Launch - Lunch is served 
©Gill Crook

HDL Launch - Tour of Lytham Hall gardens
©Gill Crook

Can you help: Do you enjoy meeting people and organising events, why not join the Events Group?

Do you own or manage an historic or contemporary Landscape: 
Would you be willing to allow a private visit to share it with our members?

For more information email:  events@lancsgt.org.uk

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