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Saturday 8th  April 2017

at 10:30am in the Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre
National Museum Cardiff
, Cathays Park, Cardiff  CF10 3NP



Bute Park

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The Pettigrew Family's Influence on Cardiff Parks


A talk by Rosie James, Principal Landscape Officer for Cardiff Parks and Sports Services


Rosie James is the Principal Landscape Officer for Cardiff Parks and Sports Services. She has made an extensive study of the history of the parks and gardens that she now oversees and will provide us with a very interesting illustrated talk on their history and development.

The creation of Cardiff’s many beautiful parks in the 1890s and 1900s owes much to one family, Andrew Pettigrew and his three sons William, Hugh and Andrew. William Pettigrew and his younger brother Andrew held the position of Head Gardener, Parks Superintendent, and subsequently Chief Parks Officer, continuously from 1891 to 1936. Their father, also called Andrew Pettigrew laid out the private gardens of Cardiff Castle for the Marquis of Bute before these came into public ownership as Bute Park. The younger Andrew Pettigrew wrote an unpublished history of Cardiff’s parks which provides us with much of the historical information which Rosie has used in her research. This is a talk not to be missed.

The admission charge, to include post-lecture coffee and biscuits in the Oriel Suite, is 8 for tickets ordered by Friends in advance, and 10 at the door.

To take advantage of the concessionary rate, please complete the slip below and send it with your cheque to:
Emrys Jones, 2 Pembroke Close, DINAS POWYS, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 4PA.
Tel: 029 2051 2812.


Friends of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

The Pettigrew family’s influence on Cardiff Parks
A talk by Rosie James

10.30am on Saturday Saturday, 8th April 2017
 in the Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, 
National Museum Cardiff

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