Avon Gardens Trust with Gloucestershire Gardens & Landscape Trust, Leigh Court near Bristol. A celebration of the work of Humphry Repton; the last great landscape designer of the 18th century and bellwether of the 19th century garden. Repton’s designs for Leigh Court crystallise the transition from the Picturesque to the Gardensque.
Explore the life and times of Humphry Repton through creative writing in the park where Repton started his career as a landscape designer. Examples of letters written between Repton and Robert Marsham of Stratton Strawless will also be available to view and inspire. Coffee and tea provided. Organised by the Friends of Catton Park.
With The Revd Dr Peter Doll, Canon Librarian, Norwich Cathedral, the Aylsham Parish Church choir and the choir of Norwich School. The service will include a rededication of Humphry Repton’s grave following its recent restoration and the replanting of Repton’s rose garden.
Learn about Repton and his work from landscape historian Keir Davidson, see his most complete landscape and the Woburn Red Book, on display for the first time.
The National Trust’s Blickling Estate will be offering special garden tours on the links Blickling has had with Humphry and especially his son, John Adey Repton, who became a well-known architect and landscape designer in his own right. Special artefacts linked with Repton and Blickling are also due to be on display.
Humphry Repton helped shape the landscape of Attingham you see today. Richard Wheeler, National Specialist in Garden History for the National Trust will explain Repton’s ideas for improvement and showcase the beautiful watercolours from Repton’s Red Book. Tickets cost £8 per person booked via the website, talk starts at 7pm.
Northamptonshire Gardens Trust Annual General Meeting followed by a talk by Keir Davidson. Thursday 19 April 2018 at 7.30pm, Great Houghton Village Hall. Parking available. No booking required, members free, non-members welcome £2. Contact Elaine Johnson tel: 07968 297273