Lecture by Gill Friar, a keen gardener who studied horticulture to degree level many years ago. Four years ago she followed a short course in garden history. Part of this was to make a brief presentation on a garden of her choice, and Gill chose John Evelyn's garden at Sayes Court in Deptford. She recently read that Evelyn "tends to captivate the minds of those who study him" and includes herself as being one of the "captivated." Since researching Sayes Court, and other gardens on which he gave advice she has received invitations to talk to a number of groups on this fascinating subject.