Humphry Repton and Horticulture

We have just published another new on-line issue of our journal Garden History. Dr Barbara Simms, our Journal Editor introduces it:

Garden History 47: supplement 1 Spring 2019
Repton and Horticuture
The Proceedings of a Conference held at the Dorothy Fox Education Centre,
Sheffield Botanical Gardens, on 20 and 21 September 2018

The Gardens Trust is pleased to publish its third online special issue of Garden History, on this occasion to disseminate the papers presented at a two-day conference held at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens on 20 and 21 September 2018. The conference, ‘Repton and Horticulture’, was a key event in the year-long celebration of Humphry Repton’s bicentenary and brought together experts on this great eighteenth-century landscape designer. The Gardens Trust is grateful to the speakers who have contributed papers to this special issue as well as to Historic England, whose support has made publication possible.

The cover of this issue shows: Watercolour image titled ‘The Flower Store’, from Humphry Repton’s report (Red Book) concerning the gardens at Ashridge, Hertfordshire, submitted to the Earl of Bridgewater in 1813.
Digital image courtesy: Getty’s Open Content Program.

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