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October 2018

Champagne and Sparkling Wines: talk and tasting

October 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Village Hall, Woolmer Green, The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green SG3 6XA United Kingdom + Google Map
£10

An evening for members and their guests with Alison Moller, HGT's wine expert: the history of Champagne; the way it is made; followed by a 'blind' tasting of 6 wines - 3 Champagnes and 3 sparkling rivals. Reservation and payment for places should be made to Alison Moller, using the ‘flyer’ which accompanies the Newsletter

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November 2018

Repton Discoveries Symposium: to be chaired by Prof. Tom Williamson and Stephen Daniels

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
The Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road
London, SE1 7LB
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Discovering the Real Repton Chairs: Stephen Daniels and Tom Williamson A Symposium to highlight the work done by the County Gardens Trusts for Repton’s bicentenary DRAFT PROGRAMME 10.00 - 10.30 Coffee and registration 10.30 - 11.30 Dorset: Sarah Fitzgerald: Sans Souci, a ‘new’ Repton site discovered LPGT: Chris Sumner on Repton in London Lincolnshire: Steffie Shields Water in the Landscape: Rediscovered Red Book for Normanton Park 11.30 - 12.30 Hertfordshire: Toby Parker on Repton and East India Company Patronage Yorkshire:…

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Orchards East and Historic Orchards in Hertfordshire – Professor Tom Williamson

November 19 @ 2:15 pm - 4:30 pm
The Village Hall, Woolmer Green, The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green SG3 6XA United Kingdom + Google Map
£5

Tom Williamson, Professor of Landscape History at the University of East Anglia, directs HGT’s Research Group Orchards were for centuries a ubiquitous and essential feature of the rural landscape. They were also an important part of many garden designs, valued for their aesthetic and symbolic qualities. The last half century has seen a catastrophic decline in their numbers, in Hertfordshire as elsewhere, with important impacts on biodiversity, as well as on our cultural heritage. This talk will explain what we…

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December 2018

The Water Gardens of Geoffrey Jellicoe – Kate Harwood

December 3 @ 2:15 am - 4:30 pm
The Village Hall, Woolmer Green, The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green SG3 6XA United Kingdom + Google Map
£5

Kate Harwood , HGT conservation team co-ordinator,member of the conservation committee of the Gardens Trust Jellicoe was commissioned in 1947 to develop the New Town of Hemel Hempstead following a landscape appraisal by Sylvia Crowe. His design was not accepted and another design just for the water gardens was accepted much later. The gardens opened in 1962. This talk will look at the influences behind Jellicoe's plans, his other water gardens and the Hemel Gardens in the New Towns context,…

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January 2019

The Pulhams in Hertfordshire – Kate Bannister and Tina Rowland

January 14, 2019 @ 2:15 am - 4:30 pm
High Leigh Conference Centre, Lord Street
Hoddesden, EN11 8SG United Kingdom
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£5

Kate Banister and Tina Rowland are members of the HGT Research Group. Tina Rowland has recently researched the gardens and grounds at Presdales, Ware and High Leigh, Hoddesdon James Pulham and Son of Broxbourne in Hertfordshire were one of the most important firms of landscape designers in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They were one of the main manufacturers of artificial rockwork, known as ‘Pulhamite’. The Pulhams specialised in water gardens and rock gardens – building cliffs, ravines, waterways,…

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February 2019

The History of the Garden and Grounds at Wimpole Hall – Alison Moller

February 4, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 4:30 pm
The Village Hall, Woolmer Green, The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green SG3 6XA United Kingdom + Google Map
£5

Alison Moller is a member of the HGT Research Group and recently completed an MA in Garden and Landscape History Situated near Royston in Cambridgeshire, the landscape and setting of Wimpole Hall are a fine example of how the evolution of the garden over many centuries can be traced on the ground in conjunction with archaeological and documentary evidence. Vestiges of the Medieval landscape survive, but it is the 17th and 18th century developments that are perhaps the most interesting.…

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