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The Legacy of Spa Gardens in Bath

27 April @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Legacy of Spa Gardens in Bath

Gardens have always been an essential attribute of European spa towns. This talk will explore how the principal spa gardens in Bath informed the architecture and development of the terraces and crescents in the city.

Eighteenth-century doctors in Bath realised that leisure and exercise made an important contribution to restoring and maintaining health so exercise in gardens and the setting of the city were essential parts of the cure. Accordingly, all the gardens with other green spaces, woodlands, the fabric of the city and attractive surrounding countryside are held to be a ‘therapeutic landscape’. This is an essential attribute for the eleven spa towns in the recent UNESCO inscription of ‘The Great Spa Towns of Europe World Heritage Site’.


27 April
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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16-18 Queen Square
Bath, Bath & North East Somerset BA1 2HN United Kingdom
01225 312084
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