RHS Lindley Library
Exhibition: Healing Garden: a display of early printed herbals 10 September – 14 December 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
‘The early printed herbals of the 16th to 18th centuries feature many familiar plants that still grow in and around our gardens today. Separating medicinal uses from medical myths, this small display at the RHS Lindley Library in London will look at how our understanding of these plants has changed and investigate their use for healing today.’
RHS Lindley Library
80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE
The Garden Museum
EXHIBITION Repton Revealed 24 October – 3 February. This will be a unique opportunity to see 23 of Repton’s Red Books which are being brought together in one place for the first time in 25 years, together with some of Repton’s watercolour paintings, many never previously displayed in public.
CONFERENCE Discovering the Real Repton – 5 November. This event is being organised jointly with the Gardens Trust and is an opportunity to hear researchers from County Gardens Trusts across the country present short but in-depth talks on their research findings in relation to Humphry Repton.
FILM The London Premiere of ‘Turn End – The Home and Garden of Architect Peter Aldington’ will be shown at The Garden Museum on Tuesday, November 13. The documentary film tells the story of the creation of the internationally renowned house and garden at Turn End, and how their modern design reflects the unique features of the ancient village in which they are set. BGHG members may wish to note that Turn End (subject to confirmation) will feature in our 2019 Visits Programme.
For further details of all events at The Garden Museum and to book tickets https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/
London Parks and Gardens Trust (LPGT)
The LPGT Walks Programme is now available for booking at http://www.londongardenstrust.org/summer/index.htm
The final walk for 2018 will be Humphry Repton and the ‘Wembly’ Park/Barn Hill Landscape (6 October)
City of London Corporation
WALK – Saturday 10 November 2.00 – 3.30 pm The Heath’s Historic Landscape. Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath, London NW5 1QR. Book via Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.co.uk and search for Heath.
ADVANCE NOTICE: 2019
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
The Folly Fellowship
3 November 2918: The Folly Fellowship are holding a Symposium at Lydiard Park, Wiltshire. Speakers include Dr Laura Meyer on ‘Tea-things, Dragons and Bells’: Humphry Repton’s Greatest Folly’ ; Michael Cousins on ‘Follies in the Chinese Taste‘; and Dr Iain Jackson on ‘Nek Chand’s Rock Garden at Chandigarh, India’. Full details of the programme are available at http://follies.org.uk/index.php/this-year/