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‘Cutting’ edge technology – the evolution of 21st Century grounds-keeping

10:30am-11:30am on Saturday 10 September
2:00pm-3:00pm on Saturday 10 September
10:30am-11:30am on Saturday 17 September
2:00pm-3:00pm on Saturday 17 September

Cambridge American Cemetery & Memorial, Meet in Entrance Courtyard, Madingley Road Coton, CB23 7PH

Cast your mind back to yesteryear, and you may conjure up images of old gardeners in bib-and-braces or tweed jackets. Rosy-cheeked old guys, perhaps puffing on a pipe, pottering around in a flower bed or vegetable garden, with basic hand tools and not much else.

Fast forward to the 21st Century, and names such as Alessandro Volta or Vinton Serf may seem as relevant today, as Percy Thrower and Capability Brown were in the past. On a tour around the grounds of Cambridge American Cemetery with Technical and Operations Manager, Paul Hinchley, and Senior Gardener, Will O’Reilly, you will perhaps find out why. As they showcase some of the latest innovative machinery and techniques involved in maintaining a modern, progressive site, you will come to understand the dilemmas involved.

In an age of changing attitudes and environmental challenges, how do you keep sustainability in mind, whilst still aiming to produce high quality results.
We cannot guarantee that you will not spot a weed, but we can assure you that there will not be any tweed in sight!

Why not pre-book a guided, 1 hour full tour, and find out about the latest innovations, as you walk the hallowed grounds of this important memorial site.

Booking Information

Booking email address: opencambridge@admin.cam.ac.uk

Pre-book

Accessibility

Accessible toilet, Partial access - please contact us for details

Additional Information

Adults, Tour, In person, Free
Event capacity: 12

This tour takes place at an outside venue. It is a walking tour. There are steps and gravel. It will go ahead, unless the weather is particularly inclement. Please come wearing suitable footwear and outerwear.

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