Garden History


For anyone wanting to learn more about garden history, Hertfordshire Gardens Trust has organised a number of short courses.  Whether you are a gardener who wants to explore elements of the designed landscape, a professional, or just interested in history, these courses have covered a wide variety of subjects.  They have looked at the 18th century in context, the Tudors and Stuarts, the role of Trees and Treemongers and given an opportunity to walk the parks and landscapes to see these subjects in situ.

Study days

Informed by our latest research and reaching a wider national group of landscape historians, have looked at Jellicoe and his work at the Water gardens in Hemel.  This had a significant impact and ultimately led to the current restoration work.  Since then we have looked at Japanese gardens at Felden Lodge, Bridgeman at Tring, Repton at Haileybury and Brown at Woodhall.  The most recent study day at Hatfield House had a 21st century subject and looked at current conservation issues and how to work collaboratively with other groups to ensure appropriate development.

To keep up to date see our events pages.

Woodhall Park Study Day

Woodhall Park Study Day

The Capability Men Jenny Milledge and Kate Harwood organised a memorable Study Day in the elegant surroundings of Woodhall Park (Figure 1) as part of the CB300 celebrations and at the invitation of the current owner of Woodhall, Mr Ralph Abel Smith.  In devising the...

Hatfield Study Day

Hatfield Study Day

‘Not in My back Yard?’ A Collaborative Approach to Development In the spacious surroundings of the Riding School 44 delegates were treated to talks on three very different aspects of conservation and development. Kate Harwood’s first slide (Figure 1.) was a shocking...

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