Dr Marion Harney The Pleasure Gardensof Bath at The Museum of Bath Architecture, The Paragon, Bath BA1 5NA
Doors open at 6pm, lecture starts at 6.30pm
Pleasure gardens were designed around recreation and entertainment and were open to the public for a small entry charge. They featured many attractions and events such as concerts, fireworks, public breakfasts, evening promenades, gala nights an illuminations, often accompanied by music. From the early eighteenth-century, Bath, uniquely among English cities, was devoted almost entirely to leisure and pleasure as well as being a health resort. This lecture will discuss the varied aspects of the many pleasure gardens of Bath that were once such an important component of the city's entertainment. It will feature Sydney Gardens - the last to be established but the only pleasure garden remaining and the only surviving eighteenth-century pleasure garden in the country.
There will be a FREE guided walk around the Sydney Gardens at 4.15pm
All tickets £8. Advance bookingcan be made online at no extra charge using Eventbrite via the Gardens Trust website http://thegardenstrust.org. Tickets can also be purchased from the Museum of Bath Architecture and at the door on the night. For further information, contact Sarah FitzGerald firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01747 840895.