Garden History Tuesday Talks 2017


The talks are to be held at

    The Cinema, Hampshire Record Office,
    Sussex Street
    Winchester SO23 8TH
    between 2 – 3pm

Tickets are available separately – £8 in advance or £10 at the door – click here for the Booking Form

Chawton House

Chawton House

Dates Talks Speakers
25th April The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden Kate Felus
    Kate Felus is a garden historian and historic landscape consultant. She researches & writes about designed landscapes of all periods, specialising particularly in eighteenth & early nineteenth century parks and gardens. Her recent book ‘The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden’ is a fascinating insight into what went on within those spaces.
16th May Jane Austen and the Landscape Garden Elizabeth Proudman
    Elizabeth Proudman was Chairman of the Jane Austen Society, and for many years has been a member of the Hampshire Gardens Trust and the Garden History Society. She lectures widely on Jane Austen and gardens, and it is interesting how the two subjects can intertwine.
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Roses at Mottisfont

20th June Graham Stewart-Thomas and his legacy at Mottisfont David Stone
    David Stone was appointed Head Gardener at Mottisfont Abbey in January 1978, when the now famous garden of “Old Fashioned” shrub roses, created by Graham Stuart Thomas, was in its infancy. David worked closely with Graham, overseeing the collection’s expansion and the creation of a further Rose Garden, until his mentor’s eventual retirement in 1990. On David’s retirement in June 2014, he was elected an Associate of Honour of the RHS, an award restricted to 100 holders at any one time.
19th September ‘Remarks on Forest Scenery’, the Revd Gilpin,the Picturesque and the New Forest Sally Miller
    Sally Miller researches, writes about and lectures on garden history, with a particular interest in the eighteenth century. She is also a Trustee of Hampshire Gardens Trust and Chair of the research group
17th October The History of the British Rock Garden Janice Bennetts
    Janice Bennetts is a member of the Trust and, over the past 20 years, has been involved in researching Hampshire’s Parks and Gardens. She has been Secretary and Chairman of the Hampshire Alpine Garden Society, and is currently their newsletter editor.
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