The London Parks & Gardens Trust (LPGT) is an independent charity based in London, England.
The Trust aims to increase knowledge and appreciation of parks, squares, community gardens, cemeteries and churchyards in London. It was launched at the Chelsea Flower Show in May 1994. Its headquarters are at Duck Island Cottage in St. James's Park, central London. The Trust organizes lectures, walks, guided visits, study days, the annual Open Garden Squares Weekend, and research.
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“The Thirties dreamed white marble and slipstream chrome, immortal crystal and burnished bronze, but the rockets on the Gernsback pulps had fallen on London in the dead of night, screaming. After the war, everyone had a carno wings for itand the promised superhighway to drive it down, so that the sky itself darkened, and the fumes ate the marble and pitted the miracle crystal.”
—William Gibson (b. 1948)
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“Down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet;
She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white feet.
She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree;
But I, being young and foolish, with her would not agree.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
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