'A most excellent humoured man, and very knowing'

Samuel Pepys


2020 marks the 400th anniversary of John Evelyn's birth. He lived through extraordinary times spanning Civil War, The Plague, the Great Fire of London, The Restoration and Anglo-Dutch wars.

Evelyn (1620 - 1706) was a diarist, writer, gardener and polymath. 

He was a founding member of the Royal Society, wrote books on trees, air pollution, and healthy foods. Widely known for his garden at Sayes Court Manor, in Deptford, London, he is a man for our age.

This site is being managed by DeptfordFolk.


Get in touch if you have an idea to celebrate John Evelyn's legacy in 2020.