How I Built My Folly – by Alan Terrill

Date: May 23, 2021

Time: 14.30 -15.30

Location: Online

This is a repeat of the talk I gave to the FF last December, but this time for the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust. The talk is free but you must email the Bucks Trust in advance to get on the list. If you missed the talk first time round, here's your chance to catch it again.
If you would like to book, please contact Rosemary Jury: events@bucksgardenstrust.org.uk

Rivington Terraced Gardens: Past Present and Future , a talk by Graham of the Friends of Rivington Garden.

Date: May 27, 2021

Time: 19.00

Location: Online

Unforgettable Gardens, Wales – Plas Cadnant by Anthony Tavernor

Date: April 14, 2021

Time: 19.00 -20.30

Location: Online

Just across the Menai Suspension Bridge that connects Anglesey to the North Wales mainland. lies Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens which under the ownership of have Anthony Tavernor have undergone a dramatic transformation over the last quarter of a century takings the near-derelict property back to their breath-taking former glory. The gardens containing contrasting formal and picturesque elements and extend to some 10 acres. Journey with through Plas Cadnant’s history from the early 19th Century, through to its decline and to the rediscovery and restoration of the gardens over the last 25 years. Also learn about the Boxing Day flood of 2015; Royal visit in 2017; and plans for the future of the gardens.

Stephen Wass – Recent Archaeological Discoveries at Stowe

Date: March 17, 2021

Time: 17.00

Location: Online

A talk by Warwickshire Gardens Trust

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.