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breathing-spaces-play-2016_710x300px Breathing Spaces – the script (23 January 2017) - In July 2016 the Green Spaces Project staged performances of┬áBreathing Spaces, a play specially commissioned for the project, written by Andy Barrett, produced by members of Excavate and performed by […]
View of The Arboretum showing Waverley Street gates and refreshment rooms, 1852. 
Nottingham City Council and www.picturethepast.org.uk Poetry Competition Winners (13 January 2017) - We are delighted to be able to announce the three winners of our Poetry Competition. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who entered. FIRST PRIZE Arboretum Shapes by […]
The Social World of Nottingham's Historic Green Spaces Exhibition, hosted at Nottingham Local Studies Library, August 2016. New online exhibition now available (5 December 2016) - Our exhibition for the 2016 Nottingham Green Spaces project is now available online – to find out more about the history of Nottingham’s ‘enclosure’ parks CLICK HERE or click on […]
Planes on Paris Quays, from W. Robinson, Parks and Gardens of Paris, third edition, London, 1883 ’19th century urban trees: Britain and Europe’ – new article by Paul Elliott (5 December 2016) - Prof. Paul Elliott has just written a two-part blog entitled ‘Nineteenth-Century Urban Trees: Britain and Europe’ which may be of interest to readers of this Nottingham Green Spaces website. Click […]
cricket_710x300px The Ten Films for Breathing Spaces (20 October 2016) - Following on from the performances of Breathing Spaces, Excavate made a series of ten short films for the project. Some of these characters could be seen in the show, some […]
13769386_10154285979700011_440909471652753021_n Six films are now available to watch (11 August 2016) - As part of their work for the project Excavate have made a series of ten short films which are currently on display at the Angel Row exhibition. Each of these […]
enclosure-tree-trail-710px Enclosure Parks tree trail leaflet published (14 July 2016) - Nottingham City Council, in conjunction with the Nottingham Green Spaces project, has just published a new Tree Trail leaflet giving details of many of the most significant types of trees […]
New video introductions to Forest and Arboretum (4 June 2016) - We’ve just produced two new video introductions to the history of The Forest and the Arboretum. They feature John Beckett, Professor of Regional History at the University of Nottingham. Watch […]
In 1939 The Arboretum created a Dahlia Border which can still be admired today. Ten short films about the Green Lungs of Nottingham (18 April 2016) - Excavate are currently working on a series of ten very short films that will feature ten characters from across the ages talking about the many ways in which the parks […]