Symposium: Sanctuary - Green Spaces and Social Value

Thursday 4th May from 4.30pm - 7pm at 
Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB.  

More than two-thirds of the population in England live in urban areas and there is increasing recognition of the value of green space to modern urban lives; from mental health and biodiversity to the daily pleasure of millions.

Whilst artist-not-in-residence at the Garden Museum (the Museum has been closed during the year of her residency for major renovations) Eileen Hogan created a ‘virtual Garden Museum’ by asking a cross-section of people to nominate a London green space that is important to them and to describe why. 

The selections are varied and range across private, public, community, guerilla, corporate, remembered and painted. People value spaces which have intensity, history, resilience and provide sanctuary.

To find out more about the exhibition, click here.

Symposium:  Sanctuary - Green Spaces and Social Value

Thursday 4th May 4.30pm - 7pm. 

This event will deal with some related, but distinct issues, which have emerged from the project about the importance of the green infrastructures in cities to well-being.

The symposium will be introduced by Christopher Woodward, Director of the Garden Museum, and will end with a panel discussion chaired by Nigel Carrington, Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts, London, and will be followed by a private view of the exhibition. 




Eileen Hogan, Artist-in-Residence: Garden Museum; Professor: Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Graduate School

Adam Phillips, writer and psychoanalyst

James Peto, Head of Public Programmes: Wellcome Collection

Jo Gibbons, landscape architect: J & L Gibbons

Convened by Professor Eileen Hogan, to coincide with her exhibition at the Garden Museum, this event is held in collaboration with the University of the Arts.

Presented by Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School Public Programme.


£15 – Standard

£10 - Garden Museum Friend and UAL Staff

£5 - Students and under 25s


You can book online by clicking here.


Photograph © Sandra Lousada

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