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June 2017

An afternoon with Friends of Jellicoe Water Gardens

June 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carey Baptist Church, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead

A short history of the project to restore the Jellicoe Water Gardens and a presentation by the Friends will be followed by a tour of the newly restored and refurbished Water Gardens.

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Garden Visit to Rutland and Leicestershire

June 27, 2017

‘The Old Vicarage’, Whissendine: We head north to Whissendine, Rutland, where after coffee and biscuits in the historic church we visit The Old Vicarage, where Dr. Sarah Furness has filled her garden with unusual plants, shrubs and topiary. We will see the herbaceous borders, the rose covered pergola, the hidden white walk, the terrace designed by Bunny Guinness with striking contemporary knots, the paved fountain garden and the Gothic orangery, housing tender scented plants. Recommended in the Good Gardens Guide.…

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July 2017

7 Glorious East Anglian Gardens

July 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Sonja has used her wide experience to plan an ambitious programme of garden visits, based on two nights at the splendidly situated 4* Blakeney Hotel at Blakeney on the north Norfolk coast.  The cost of a coach and driver would be prohibitive, and Sonja suggests using our own cars, doubling up where appropriate.  The cost per person includes garden entry and all food and accommodation throughout the stay. Bar bills and gratuities are not included in the price. Numbers will…

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AGM 2017

July 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Garratts Farm, Town Lane, Benington SG2 7LA, Garratts Farm, Town Lane
Benington, SG2 7LA United Kingdom
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This year’s AGM will be held on Thursday, 13th July, 2017 at ‘Garratt’s Farm’, Benington, by kind permission of Mrs Sarah Bott. The garden will be open from 6.00pm when a glass of wine will be served. The meeting will start at 7.00pm and members are invited to stay for picnics — please bring tables and chairs (and umbrellas if wet). A copy of the examined accounts will be published on the HGT website from the end of June, 2017.…

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December 2017

Rosemary Verey: her contribution and legacy to 20thC gardening

December 4, 2017 @ 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
The Village Hall, Woolmer Green, The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green SG3 6XA United Kingdom + Google Map

Margie Hoffnung is the Conservation Officer with the Gardens Trust. As a horticultural student at Writtle College, Margie was given a work placement with Rosemary Verey and following qualification continued to work for her on a part-time basis until Verey’s death in 2001. Margie’s friendship with Rosemary Verey and her close association with Verey’s professional life form the basis of this talk. A series of talks for HGT members is to be held on Monday afternoons at The Village Hall,…

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January 2018

Humphry Repton in Hertfordshire – Anne Rowe – FULLY BOOKED

January 29 @ 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
The Village Hall, Woolmer Green, The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green SG3 6XA United Kingdom + Google Map

Please note that this event is now fully booked. Anne Rowe is a landscape historian and co-ordinates the research work of the HGT. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Humphry Repton in 1818, Anne and a team of HGT researchers have reviewed every site with which Humphry Repton was associated in Hertfordshire, revealing a number of new perspectives along the way. A new HGT publication, ‘ Humphry Repton in Hertfordshire: Documents and Landscapes ‘, will be published…

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April 2018

A Short Course: Three aspects of Victorian Gardening: Pteridomania, Pineta and Parks

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Village Hall, Woolmer Green, The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green SG3 6XA United Kingdom + Google Map

A Short Course of six sessions to be led by Kate Harwood Three aspects of Victorian Gardening: Pteridomania, the Fern Craze, swept Victorian England. It stimulated plant collecting, technological advances and added new features to homes and gardens. Pineta, and their close cousins, arboreta were the product of the mania for exotic trees. Driven by nurseries such as Veitches of Exeter and fed by plant hunters such as David Douglas and William Lobb, the giants of the American West and…

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Book launch: Humphry Repton in Hertfordshire

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HALS, County Hall
Hertford, SG13 8EJ United Kingdom
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The book launch for ‘Humphry Repton in Hertfordshire’ featuring a talk by Professor Tom Williamson. This is an opportunity to meet the authors, to see the Red Books owned by Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, and to purchase copies of the book, which will be on sale at the RRP of £25 Tickets at £5 may be booked via HALS at: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/hals

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May 2018

Explore the historic Repton landscape of Panshanger Park

May 6 @ 10:00 am
Panshanger Park Hertford, United Kingdom + Google Map

HGT members and friends are invited to explore the historic Repton landscape of Panshanger Park in the company of Anne Rowe and Kate Harwood. The start point will be the Panshanger stables at TL290 133, off the B1000 between Hertford and Digswell where we have permission to park. Free, no need to book. If you need further information please contact Anne Rowe research@hertsgardenstrust.org.uk.

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A Guided Walk around the Inns of Court

May 21 @ 11:45 am - 2:30 pm

Meet at 11.45am at Farringdon Station Please bring a packed lunch Walk to be led by Deborah Spring Using a 16th century map of the area, we will explore the origins of the gardens of the Inns of Court: Gray’s Inn, Lincoln’s Inn, Middle Temple and Inner Temple. These secluded and spacious gardens, hidden from view behind walls and buildings, are open to the public for a few hours in the middle of the day. At Gray’s Inn, where we…

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