22.09.21

William Stukeley – Landscape Historian or Garden Designer?

Professional garden photographer, writer, and historic landscape consultant Steffie Shields MBE examines the relevance of the celebrated 18th century Lincolnshire antiquarian to passing on the story of the garden and how his designs, observations and surveys help to enrich our understanding and enjoyment of today’s heritage gardens.

27.05.21

Virtual visit to Denmans Garden + Michelham Priory garden

Gwendolyn van Paasschen, current owner, will talk about Denmans, the former home and garden of the late John Brookes MBE, one of Britain’s most influential landscape designers. James Neal, gardener at Michelham Priory will talk about this 7 acre site of a former Augustine Priory in Upper Dicker, East Sussex, enclosed by England’s longest...

26.05.21

Elite Landscapes: Beyond the Castle Gate with James Wright and Nottinghamshire Gardens Trust

Using contemporary art and poetry alongside documentary sources and archaeology, buildings archaeologist James Wright unpicks the world of high status parks and gardens in the Mediaeval & Early Modern periods. Whilst ostensibly providing food for castles and great houses, these landscapes also had a fascinating highly symbolic and ritual...

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20.05.21

Zoom talk: The Garden of Cosmic Speculation by Alison Moller

Alison Moller will explore the background, influences and meaning of The Garden of Cosmic Speculation in southern Scotland. This important C20th/C21th garden is private and open to the public for only one day a year, but Alison was given rare access to explore it with her husband who took the photographs that illustrate this talk.

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