Edinburgh Gardens & Squares Conference 2014
26 September 2014
George Hotel, 19-21 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PB.
For more information on ticketing please contact Hazel Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call on 0131 668 8683
Research Structures & Components Building Management Materials Site Management
The Scottish Enlightenment as manifested in the Gardens and Squares of Edinburgh’s New Town
historic gardens and squares are a result of the development of the city following late 18th century
ideals of town planning. This was part of the philosophy of the Age of Enlightenment. These landscapes
form an important and integral part of the Edinburgh World Heritage site.
aim of the conference is to explain their significance, to celebrate them and to demonstrate how they
can be maximised for the benefit of the social, economic and cultural life of the city in the 21st century.
first two sessions in the morning with a coffee break will be devoted to setting the scene describing
the history, philosophy and development of the spaces within the city. The third session in the afternoon
will be about the practical aspects of managing these spaces in the 21st century. A Reception in the
banking hall of Royal Bank of Scotland, St Andrews Square, will conclude the day.
conference was conceived by the Garden History Society in Scotland and organised by Historic Scotland
in association with other partner organisations (EWHT/Cockburn/AHSS/BEFS).
£60.00 (limted availability student tickets at £20.00)
Time: 9.00 – 17.30.
Please note all tickets include drinks reception in the banking hall at Dundas House, St Andrews Square
from 17:45 – 19:15Edinburgh Gardens & Squares Conference
Programme [pdf, 248kb]
- please note that the programme may be subject to change.
more information on the event, please contact Peter Ranson: Peter.Ranson@hes.scot