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Castle and Eye of York: Through the eyes of a landscape architect – Mon 12 Aug 2019

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan is an internationally-acclaimed landscape architect who has worked on many innovative projects including the King’s New Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court, the gardens at Kensington Palace and creative explorations such as the Battlefields to Butterflies garden at Hampton Court Flower Show in 2018. Todd is part of a team employed by York Museums Trust to develop ideas for the new York Castle Museum.

As part of My Castle Gateway Gathering Place discussions about the new Castle and Eye of York area, join Todd to explore how landscape, trees and planting can contribute to the new public spaces and the connections to the Foss. How might introducing trees and plants offer focus to the open area, help define routes through the area, create feelings of intimacy while also enhancing crucial views of Clifford’s Tower and the Prison and Court?

All the discussions will help inform the new Open Brief for the new public Castle and Eye of York area.

This event is a collaboration between My Castle Gateway and York Museums Trust.

There is no fee and meeting point is outside York Castle Museum entrance.

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Monday 12 August 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


York Castle Museum,
Eye of York
North Yorkshire

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