Gardens of the Great Strand Palaces

Gardens of the Great Strand Palaces

14th Jan 2019 6:30pm - 8pm

at The Gardens Trust, Cowcross Street

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Lecture by Paula Henderson

Powerful bishops had their ‘inns’ and expansive gardens along the strategically placed Strand in the Middle Ages, and following the Dissolution most of these prestigious properties passed into the hands of high-ranking courtiers.  The ‘Strand palaces’ were visible from the river and became a major enhancement to London itself.  These fine gardens provided rus in urbe and were the site of great innovations in garden-making.

Monday evenings, 7-8 pm (6.30 for a glass of wine), The Gallery, 70-77 Cowcross Street (Entrance: through courtyard to far end, down stairs), London EC1M 6EL

Image:  Detail of Braun and Hogenberg Map of London, 1572, showing The Strand (section)