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Planting Ideas: sources for the history of gardening in Surrey

Online talk exploring the wide range of sources held by Surrey History Centre that help tell the story of Surrey’s gardens – maps, deeds, estate plans, sale particulars, family papers, photo albums and illustrations can all be used to uncover the history of garden design, planting and the skills of Surrey’s gardeners over 7 centuries.


Recreating Apollo and the Nine Muses at Stowe

Gillian Mason, Cultural Heritage Curator at the National Trust, speaks about the “Restoring Stowe” landscape programme, where the final statue in the martial series has returned to the garden for the first time in nearly 100 years following extensive public support. Photo: Graham Horn CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons