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Play, Protest and Pelicans: A People's History of London's Royal Parks

20th November 2019 to 9th February 2020

The Garden Museum explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events and garden

Play, Protest and Pelicans: A People’s History of London’s Royal Parks is their new exhibition and will explore the secret histories of London’s Royal Parks. From royal hunting grounds to debauched pleasure gardens, from wartime training grounds to the heart of protests and rallies, Royal Parks have a rich and varied past. They have played a vital social role throughout the centuries, providing a gathering place and sanctuary for London’s ever-evolving population.

Looking at Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Richmond Park, Bushy Park, St James’s Park, Green Park, Regent’s Park, and Greenwich Park, London’s Royal Parks will draw upon paintings, drawings, photographs and memorabilia from the Hearsum Collection, Royal Collection Trust, Royal Museums Greenwich and the Museum of London to illustrate the surprising histories of London’s Royal Parks.

For more information on the Exhibition visit the Garden Museum website by clicking Here

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