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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 […]


Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Study Day at RHS Wisley

RHS Wisley

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe was one of the 20th century's leading landscape architects and we believe that his sensitivity to purpose and the environment are still very relevant to modern town planning and landscape design today.  We are delighted to have three talented and knowledgeable speakers (Annabel Downs, Kate Harwood and Ed Bennis) talking about their […]

Percy Cane in Hertfordshire: Kate Harwood


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 […]

The Beth Chatto Gardens: Alison Moller


The Gardens near Colchester have just been added to the Historic England Register of Parks & Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. This talk will looking at what makes them so special and the plans they have for the future, including responding to climate change. Booking Please register your interest via hertstalks@gmail.com A link […]

The Fox Gardens: Sarah Bott


The Fox family of Cornwall laid out a series of amazing gardens in the 19th and 29th centuries, taking advantage of the climate to nuture exotics and sub-tropical plants. These gardens include Penjerrick, Rosehill (now RHS), Glendurgan (NT) and Trebah. This talk is given by a member of the Fox family. Booking Please register your […]

Garden of Cosmic Speculation: Alison Moller


Charles Jencks and Maggie Keswick laid out this garden near Dumfries. There has been much shaping of the landscape to form gardens over 30 acres showing the story of the universe, the distortion of space and time caused by a black hole, fractal geometry and a ‘Quark walk’. Booking Please register your interest via hertstalks@gmail.com […]

Garden Visit to Turn End nr Aylesbury

A visit to this beautiful listed garden has been arranged for Wednesday 14 July. We will travel there by coach from Stanborough Green, Welwyn Garden City at a time to be confirmed. We will be taken round the garden by Jackie Hunt, the head gardener. She is willing to answer questions and we are then […]


HGT 30th Anniversary Celebration

Knebworth House Knebworth House, Knebworth

The Gedye Lecture Tom Stuart - Smith Please save the date for our celebratory event in your diaries. More details to follow.

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


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


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