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Winter Talk – The Swiss Garden – Restorations of a Regency Gem

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Speaker: Corinne Price The Swiss Garden was created by Lord Ongley in the 1820s in the “Swiss Picturesque” style and boasts 13 listed buildings and artefacts within its 9-acre grounds. Embellished with Victorian features during the 1870s by Joseph Shuttleworth, the garden and its buildings sit within the wider landscape of Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, […]

£5 – £8

RESCHEDULED – Winter Talk – Researching Gardeners – Head Gardeners with Felicity Brimblecombe

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Speaker: Felicity Brimblecombe How to research head gardeners using head gardeners of the Luton Hoo Estate over several centuries as an example. Rescheduled from November due to technical difficulties. The talk shows a large selection of pictures and sources to unearth the lives and careers of gardeners plus details of their gardens. For all those […]

£5 – £8

Winter Talk – Saving The Serpent: Jellicoe at Hemel

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Speaker:  Kate Harwood on Monday 21st February 2022 at 2.30pm on Zoom The Hemel Town Centre garden Jellicoe laid out along the river Gade has been restored. This is the story of its design, execution, decline and renaissance Hemel Hempstead was the third post-war New Town designated. Geoffrey Jellicoe was initially commissioned to design the […]

Winter Talk – Garden Archaeology in Hertfordshire and Beyond with Tom Williamson

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Speaker: Professor Tom Williamson A review of the contribution that archaeology has made to our understanding of garden history in Hertfordshire and elsewhere. Tom Williamson is Professor of Landscape History at the University of East Anglia and has worked with the Hertfordshire Gardens Trust for many years. In this talk, Tom will discuss some of […]

£5 – £8