Talk:Online Talk: Gardening the World with the CWGC at Lynn Museum

Talk, Wed 16 Feb 2022

Lynn Museum

Lynn Museum

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Market Street,
King's Lynn,
PE30 1NL

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In this talk Nik Chapman, Commonwealth War Graves volunteer, will uncover some of the remarkable stories of the gardeners who shaped one of the world’s most recognisable forms of remembrance.

They include former soldiers who returned to the Western Front to care for the graves of their comrades; a gardener who defied the Nazis; and the current story of an ex-serviceman who has found peace in tending to these unique places of reflection.

Many of CWGC’s early gardeners were ex-servicemen who chose to stay on and live and work in a devastated post-war landscape to ensure their comrades would not be forgotten. For many, the work was part of their own healing process. Through adversity they created one of the world’s most recognisable forms of remembrance and set standards CWGC continues to strive for and deliver today.

Today, CWGC is one of the world’s largest and most recognised horticultural organisations – employing more than 850 gardeners worldwide who, collectively, care for cemetery gardens from the tropics of Asia to the deserts of North Africa.

This talk is part of the Kantor Speakers Programme, supported through funding from the Kantor Foundation to the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF). It aims to connect with community groups to explain the work of the CWGC and share the stories of the men and women they commemorate.

This event will be hosted via Zoom. Booking is essential in order to receive the webinar link.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 16 Feb 2022 19:00 to 20:00
This event will be held online via Zoom. For museum opening hours please see our website.


£2.00 virtual admission for one device


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Map reference: TF 620200  Lat: 52.75387 Long: 0.39905

By Road:
From theA47: Follow signs to town centre.

By Public Transport:
From King's Lynn station it is 5 minutes' walk to Lynn Museum.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets