Post-conference excursion 3: The historic landscapes and gardens of the Flanders Fields
The historic landscapes and gardens of the Flanders Fields
Over the course of the period 1914-1918, the region around Ypres came to serve as one of the most important battlefields of the First World War. Nowadays many traces of the war are still imprinted into the landscapes – some clearly recognizable, others much more subtle. This guided tour takes you along some of the most important battlefields of the ‘Great War’.
Special attention is also given to the evolution of the gardens and the landscapes before and after the war up until the present. We will visit one or two historic estates of a major importance within this region, one of them otherwise closed to the public. We delve deeper into the fascinating story of their design and cultural history as well as their current status.
The guided tour is based on a research project about the historic gardens and landscapes of the Flanders Fields at the University College Ghent. The research was published as a book (written in Dutch) entitled: kasteeldomeinen: historische tuinen en parken in de zuidelijke Westhoek (Lannoo, 2015).
Guidance: Harlind Libbrecht and Steven Heyde
In order to ensure the quality of the visitor experience, we limited the capacity to 30 persons for this guided tour and tickets will be available on a first come first served basis. Thank you for your understanding.
Your ticket is stricktly personal and non-transferable. When ordering tickets for a third party, please make sure to fill in the name, surname and organisation of the end user of the ticket.
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