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Orchards East and Historic Orchards in Hertfordshire – Professor Tom Williamson

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

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 […]

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The Water Gardens of Geoffrey Jellicoe – Kate Harwood

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

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 […]

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The Pulhams in Hertfordshire – Kate Bannister and Tina Rowland

High Leigh Conference Centre Lord Street, Hoddesden

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 […]

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

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

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 […]

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Winter Talk – ‘Tudor Parks in Hertfordshire’- Anne Rowe

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

A series of four talks for HGT members and their guests, to be held on Monday afternoons at 2.30pm. At The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green, SG3 6XA (Near Knebworth) Tea and coffee will be served from 2.15pm and each talk will cost £5 per person. Reservation and payment for places on the four […]

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Winter Talk – ‘Miss Ellen Wilmott of Warley Place’ – Andrew Sankey

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

A series of four talks for HGT members and their guests, to be held on Monday afternoons at 2.30pm. At The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green, SG3 6XA (Near Knebworth) . Tea and coffee will be served from 2.15pm and each talk will cost £5 per person. Reservation and payment for places on the […]

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Winter Talk – ‘The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden’ – Kate Felus

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

A series of four talks for HGT members and their guests, to be held on Monday afternoons at 2.30pm. At The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green, SG3 6XA (Near Knebworth) Tea and coffee will be served from 2.15pm and each talk will cost £5 per person. Reservation and payment for places on the four […]

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Winter Talk – ‘Still a City Beautiful?’ – Kate Harwood

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

A series of four talks for HGT members and their guests, to be held on Monday afternoons at 2.30pm. At The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green, SG3 6XA (Near Knebworth) Tea and coffee will be served from 2.15pm and each talk will cost £5 per person. Reservation and payment for places on the four […]

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Percy Cane in Hertfordshire: Kate Harwood

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Percy Cane was one of the important designers of the early 20th century, having been inspired by Peto’s Easton Lodge garden. Like Peto, he also mingled with clients on the French Riviera where he met Lady Yule, widow of the richest man in England. She commissioned him to design the garden at Hanstead House in […]