Women of the Welfare Landscape

22 October to 11 November 2022 

Running from 22 October to 11 November, the touring exhibition highlights the remarkable achievements of Brenda Colvin and other female landscape architects in the immediate years after the Second World War. From 1949, Colvin delivered a range of schemes for gardens and greenways in the new East Kilbride conurbation whilst also contributing to the overall planning and execution of the landscape plan.

Visitors to the library will also get a chance to see Women of the Welfare Landscape, a free exhibition currently touring the UK. It has been produced by academics at Manchester Metropolitan University who have been researching the work of pioneering landscape architect Brenda Colvin, thanks to Arts and Humanities Research Council funding.

East Kilbride residents have the chance to celebrate the pioneering parks and open spaces of their town in a special ‘show and tell’ event on 01 November, 10am -3pm at East Kilbride Library in the Olympia Shopping Centre. They are invited to share memories and bring along their own photographs and memorabilia.