Follies of Gloucestershire

Date: March 8, 2021

Time: 19.00

Location: Online

Online talk by Jonatahn Holt on behalf of the Gloucestershire Landscape and Gardens Trust

Unforgettable Gardens – The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth

Date: March 17, 2021

Time: 19.00 - 20.30

Location: Online

Online talk by Corinne Price on behalf on the Gardens Trust

Dinosaurs, Italian Terraces and Future Sustainability: Crystal Palace Park

Date: March 8, 2021

Time: 18.00 - 19.00

Location: Online

An online talk by Kathryn Whitmore on behalf of the London Gardens Trust

Follies: An Architectural Journey

Date: April 6, 2021

Time: 18.30

Location: Online

A talk by Rory Fraser, supported by the Georgian Group

Unforgettable Gardens – Studley Royal

Date: February 24, 2021

Time: 19.00 -20.30

Location: Online

An online talk from the Gardens Trust (Mark Newman)

It used to be suggested that William Aislabie’s only contribution to the designed landscapes of Studley Royal was fulfilling his father’s aspiration to acquire Fountains Abbey. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Although he learned from and (unfashionably) carefully preserved much of his father John’s achievements, William demonstrated a second unique generation of Aislabie genius in landscape design. Over the course of forty years he would extend the designed landscape to many times the size of that he inherited, taking in several additional not-so-neighbouring locations and the landscapes between. He would develop further the innovative themes his father had explored and introduce many new ones besides, creating between them an extraordinary palimpsest of Georgian gardening tastes. William’s Studley Royal was a truly landscape of journey, intellectually, aesthetically and physically.

Unforgettable Gardens -Painshill Park

Date: February 17, 2021

Time: 19.00 - 20.30

Location: Online

A talk by the Gardens trust (Cherrill Sands)

Painshill was the vision of Charles Hamilton, an artist, plantsman, and brilliantly gifted imaginative designer. He was inspired by two Grand Tours, landscape painting and new, exotic plant introductions from NE America, to create one of the finest English landscape gardens. Using contrasts in architectural style, landform and planting, Hamilton created a garden of illusion and mood. His circuit route revealed a series of scenes, continually changing, surprising and mystifying, intended to stimulate the senses and emotions of the visitor – a journey of discovery and delight.

Unforgettable Gardens -Little Sparta

Date: February 10, 2021

Time: 19.00 - 20.30

Location: Online

A talk by the Gardens Trust (Patrick Eyres)

Little Sparta is extraordinary because, although created on a domestic scale, it has been designed as a series of atmospheric spaces that embower inscribed artworks, which invoke the spirit of association that permeates the European classical garden

Unforgettable Gardens -Friar Park

Date: February 3, 2021

Time: 19.00 - 20.30

Location: Online

An online talk by the Gardens Trust

Friar Park is one of the marvels of late Victorian gardening: a Gothic revival palace with garden to match. Begun in 1889 It had everything you can imagine: formal parterres, flower gardens, and topiary together with lakes, grottos, a collection of sundials and a Japanese garden where people could literally be seen walking on water. But most famously it had an alpine garden built on an almost unimaginable scale complete with a miniature version of the Matterhorn.

Wentworth Castle and Wentworth Woodhouse – Online Talk

Date: December 14, 2020

Time: 18.00 -19.00

Location: Online

Wentworth Castle and Wentworth Woodhouse: Georgian rivals united through 21st-century restoration and public access - Dr Patrick Eyres

Cost £6 - Book here: https://bookwhen.com/londongardenstrust/e/ev-s8iq-20201214180000

Pulhamite in London – Online talk

Date: November 30, 2020

Time: 18.00 - 19.00

Location: Online

Pulhamite in London 1820-2020: How one man's rocky creation became the fashionable garden feature of the Victorian and Edwardian eras - Valerie Christman

Cost £6 - Book here: https://bookwhen.com/londongardenstrust/e/ev-svyz-20201130180000