Mapping Repton landscapes

As part of the celebrations of Humphry Repton’s bicentenary, Historic England have added Humphry Repton’s landscapes to their interactive map of Designed Landscapes, which was created as part of the Capability Brown Festival. The map not only shows where Repton’s landscapes are, but also has links to aerial photographs of them, which give a fascinating insight into […]

Celebrating Humphry Repton 2018

In 2018 we are celebrating the work of Humphry Repton, the last great landscape designer of the eighteenth century, in the bicentenary of his death. County Gardens Trusts and other groups around the country have arranged events celebrating Repton’s work. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter to stay up to date. Humphry Repton’s life and work Repton was born […]

Sharing Repton: Historic Landscapes for All

The Gardens Trust is delighted to have been awarded £99,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its Repton-themed audience development project, ‘Sharing Repton: Historic Landscapes for All’, made possible by money raised by National Lottery players. Sharing Repton: Historic Landscapes for All is working with local volunteers to deliver five pilot activities aimed at including […]

The Future of Public Parks

When the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Select Committee announced last year that it was to hold an inquiry into the future of public parks, it was widely welcomed by all those who had become increasingly alarmed about the impact of so-called austerity on their maintenance and management. The inquiry was held over […]