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Garden History Detectives - Marine Villas Project Launch event

Saturday 1310.30amMay


Brading Roman Villa

Morton Old Road
PO36 0EN

01983 406223

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Garden History Detectives - Marine Villas Project Launch event


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We are looking for volunteers to help us as we investigate these special places which are not only important to the island but nationally scarce.

Garden History Detective volunteers will: Learn how to use documentary and online sources such as historic maps, photographs and illustrations for research into historic gardens. Join us as we visit some of the Marine Villa grounds and gardens to look for remaining garden features, taking notes and photographic records to help us record these. Many of these sites are not usually open to the public and we have the owners support to explore and investigate. Help us to bring together the information we have discovered so that we can add this to our extensive records on historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes on the Isle of Wight. Receive a free copy of our final publication which will record what the project has achieved and how our knowledge has grown from this Garden History Detective approach. Garden History Detectives need to be a signed up member of the Isle of Wight Gardens Trust Single annual subscription is £15 Joint annual subscription is £20 We will have a series of meetings and activities during the life of the project, free for Garden History Detectives and hope you will join us on our quest to discover more.

Would you like to know more?

Join us for our Garden History Detectives - Marine Villas Project Launch Find out more about why the Isle of Wight was such an important location for the fashion for Marine Villas and Cottages Orne. Here more about what we hope to do and how you can help us by becoming a Garden History Detective. Sign up for future project events and activities and take away a Isle of Wight Gardens Trust Membership form.

Attendance is free but booking by April 30th is essential (please use the booking form below) Saturday 13th May at 10:30am until 1:30pm Current venue Brading Roman Villa Education Room, Brading Roman Villa, Morton Old Road, Brading, Isle of Wight. PO36 0PH - (this may change if we have a high level of interest) We will provide a welcome Tea/Coffee and there will be a break during the event. You may wish to stay and enjoy lunch at the excellent cafe after the event (payable locally).