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TLS 20th Birthday Garden Party at Ham House

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

On Monday 30th June, over 200 friends and partners joined the TLS to celebrate its 20th birthday. Hosted by the National Trust at Ham House, along with patrons, Sir David Attenborough and Kim Wilkie, and cake (homemade by the staff at Ham House from ingredients from the garden).   Despite the rain early on – the event was a resounding success and as the clouds lifted we were treated to a lovely evening.  

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Opening of New Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court Palace

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Jason Debney attended the opening of the magnificent new kitchen gardens at Hampton Court in June. Opened by HRH The Countess of Wessex. Here is Jason with Wesley Kerr (HLF) and Lynda Lennon (Royal Parks)

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Cow Parsley Heralds the Start of Summer

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Cow Parsley Heralds the Start of Summer Summer is nearly here along the Arcadian Thames.  Heralding its arrival is the cow parsley that along certain stretches of the river  is the best it has been for years.  Wander down the Ham Avenues, walk to the brow of Richmond Hill or go to Orleans House Woodland Garden and take in this natural display.  Walk out at dusk and you should see bats flying over head. The TLS writes an Annual Towpath Management Plan for the riverside in all four boroughs.  Along with purple loosestrife, cow parsley is one of...

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Summer Events Season Starts in Splendid Style

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

  The Thames Landscape Strategy attends many events up and down the river during the summer events season.  On Saturday May 10th we erected our marquees on the Green in Richmond for the annual May Fair.  Despite a bit of rain and howling wind the fair was as successful as ever. The TLS display was well received and we counted hundreds of people into our marquee to learn about our work. Look out for the TLS at other events over the...

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The Arcadian Thames Pagoda & Camera Obscura Funding Appeal Launched

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

 The Arcadian Thames Pagoda  & Camera Obscura  Funding appeal launched  for the construction of a replica C18th Chinese Tea Pagoda and camera obscura to form a new educational tool for the Thames Landscape Strategy   Project Summary 2014 is the 20th anniversary of the Thames Landscape Strategy (TLS).  To celebrate the 20th anniversary a series of events and projects are planned across the TLS region.  The centrepiece of these celebrations will be the re-creation of an Eighteenth century Chinese tea tent with an integral camera obscura...

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