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26th April 2010
The History of Walled Gardens’ is the subject of the next talk to Ripon Civic Society, on Thursday 6 May.

Barbara Hickman from The Helmsley Walled Garden is the speaker, and she will trace the origins of walled gardens and look at their development from the earliest times. She will also talk about the history and recent restoration of the Helmsley Walled Garden. Ripon Civic Society has organised a members’ visit to the Garden and to the English Heritage Store in Helmsley on 19 May.

David Winpenny, Chairman of Ripon Civic Society, says, ‘Walled Gardens are a notable feature of many British gardens, and it will be fascinating to hear about their development – and also about the wonderful restoration at Helmsley, before our visit there.’

The meeting takes place at Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall, Victoria Grove, Ripon, on Thursday 6 May, starting at 7.30 pm. Non-members are welcome, at a charge of £2.00.

This is the last Ripon Civic Society talk before the summer break, but members will be enjoying a visit to Grantham and Harlaxton Manor in July. The talks programme resumes on Thursday 2 September with a talk by Ruth Annison about ‘The Wensleydale Railway’.

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