Outside events (conferences, walks, exhibitons, etc)

London Parks and Gardens Trust (LPGT)

The LPGT Walks Programme is now available for booking at http://www.londongardenstrust.org/summer/index.htm

Remaining walks for summer 2018 include Priory Gardens, Orpington (2o August),  New Southgate Cemetery and Crematorium (13 September) and Humphry Repton and the ‘Wembly’ Park/Barn Hill Landscape (6 October)

Gardens Trust

Ashridge Garden History Summer School 


This 2-day conference aims to cast new light on the life and works of Humphry Repton and consider his legacy in landscape design. A programme of lectures on Day 1 will be followed by a tour of the gardens at Ashridge. On Day 2 a morning of lectures will be followed by an afternoon tour of Woburn Abbey gardens, led by Gardens Manager Martin Towsey. Venue: Ashridge House, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1NS.

For further information and to book visit http://www.ashridgehouse.org.uk/about-ashridge-house/ashridge-garden-history-summer-school-2018/

Friday 31 May – Sunday 2 June 2019

THE PICTURESQUE GARDEN IN ENGLAND (in association with Oxford University Department of Continuing Education).

The ‘Picturesque Garden’ is one of England’s most distinctive contributions to garden history, but it is difficult to define. What is the Picturesque? How does it relate to wider perceptions of the landscape? How did people try to create it? How was it received at the time, and how has it been received subsequently? How are Picturesque gardens managed today? For further information and to book visit:  https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/the-picturesque-garden-in-england?code=O18P131HCR

Strawberry Hill House 

TWICKENHAMSHIRE REVISITED a conference on Twickenhamshire Thursday, 20 September 2018 10.00 – 16.30

In 2003 The Garden Trust held its Annual conference at Strawberry Hill about Twickenhamshire. Fifteen years on much has changed and it is time to revisit the Twickenham riverside houses and gardens.
“Revisited” will consider current projects of the Thames landscape Strategy in London’s arcadia. Recent development at Strawberry Hill, Pope’s Grotto, and Orleans House Gallery as well has the exciting proposals at Marble Hill House. Here English Heritage has ambitious plans to re-instate part of the historic riverside landscape designed by Charles Bridgeman and Alexander Pope for Henrietta Howard.

Registration will take place in the café and coffee will be available from 9.45am.

For more information including a list of speakers and the programme for the day, please email Claire Leighton at Claire.leighton@strawberryhillhouse.org.uk or call 020 87744 1241
Tickets: £50 Standard, £45 Friends or affiliated garden groups. To include coffee, lunch and tea.

To book go to http://www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/twickenhamshire-revisited/