Event    From 1887 

Open Spaces Act, 1887

Categories: Gardens / Agriculture

Event

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Open Spaces Act, 1887

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St Mary Magdalene Gardens

These grounds were laid out under the Open Spaces Act at the joint expense of...

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Southwark Park

Southwark Park

The Park was created mainly from market gardens. More information at  Historic England. The opening day is variously given as 19 or 9. An information board at each of the main entrances to the par...

Place, Gardens / Agriculture

2 memorials
Octavia Hill

Octavia Hill

Housing reformer and co-founder of The National Trust.  Born at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, her father's eighth daughter (yes, really).  She believed that social housing should be small houses (rather...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, History, Property, Social Welfare

9 memorials
Queen's Park

Queen's Park

An information board in the Park gives "The area that is now Queen's Park was part of the site of the 1879 Royal Kilburn Agricultural Show, which had been attended by Queen Victoria, after which th...

Place, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Sir William Hooker

Sir William Hooker

Botanist. Born William Jackson Hooker at 7 Magdalen Street, Norwich. He collected specimens of mosses from Scotland and Iceland. Became first director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1841. Fat...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Science, Iceland / Faroe Islands, Scotland

1 memorial
Michael Norton

Michael Norton

At the time of his death Norton was a landscape architect involved in the creation of Burgess Park, living at High Street, Hampton Hill, TW12, married, aged 20-30. See Geoffrey Mills for details. ...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Tragedy

1 memorial