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September 2019

Heritage Open Day – Amersfort, Potten End

September 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Amersfort, a fine Arts and Craft House and garden, designed by Ernest Willmott and planted by Gertrude Jekyll. This introductory talk and guided tour of the gardens gives visitors a rare opportunity to see Ernest Willmott's early 20th century design and garden layout, with its steps and terraces, a great deal of which remains intact. We shall also learn of the colour scheme which Gertrude Jekyll planned for the all-year round effect. The aim of the design was to blend…

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Heritage Open Day – Repton’s Ashridge

September 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Repton's Ashridge-a guided tour of the gardens designed by Humphry Repton at Ashridge This event was put on last year to commemorate the bi-centenary of Repton's death. The tours were over subscribed. There will be a short introduction explaining Repton's plans for the gardens there followed by a guided tour showing how they were adapted and later in any way altered. The gardens at Ashridge are perhaps the best example in the county, showing Repton's ideas of garden design. The…

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Heritage Open Day – Repton’s Ashridge

September 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Repton's Ashridge-a guided tour of the gardens designed by Humphry Repton at Ashridge This event was put on last year to commemorate the bi-centenary of Repton's death. The tours were over subscribed. There will be a short introduction explaining Repton's plans for the gardens there followed by a guided tour showing how they were adapted and later in any way altered. The gardens at Ashridge are perhaps the best example in the county, showing Repton's ideas of garden design. The…

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Heritage Open Days – Panshanger Park

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Illustrated talk on history of Panshanger Park, looking at the Capability Brown and Repton landscapes followed by tour of stables and guided walk of site of Victorian gardens. The 30-minute talk will take place in the stables at Panshanger, followed by a tour round the stables looking at the surviving features. The walk though the historic pleasure grounds will look at the orangery and the remains of the box, dairy, and formal gardens before arriving at the Panshanger Oak. Views…

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October 2019

Reading Historic Documents with Dr Heather Falvey

October 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
The Village Hall, Woolmer Green, The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green SG3 6XA United Kingdom + Google Map
£6

The Herts Gardens Trust has organised two sessions with expert palaeography tutor Dr Heather Falvey for anyone who would like to learn how to read documents written in the 16th-18th centuries. The two sessions will cover different aspects of the subject. They will be at Woolmer Green Village Hall, a fortnight apart, on Thursday 24 October and Thursday 7 November from 10am to 12 noon. Numbers will be limited so that everyone can sit at a desk. The charge will…

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November 2019

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

November 18, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Village Hall, Woolmer Green, The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green SG3 6XA United Kingdom + Google Map
£5

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 talks should be made to Mrs Liz Carlin, 27 Highoaks Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7BJ (Tel: 01707 321210) Anne is the author of two…

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December 2019

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

December 9, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Village Hall, Woolmer Green, The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green SG3 6XA United Kingdom + Google Map
£5

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 talks should be made to Mrs Liz Carlin, 27 Highoaks Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7BJ (Tel: 01707 321210) Amongst 19th century women gardeners,…

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February 2020

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

February 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Village Hall, Woolmer Green, The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green SG3 6XA United Kingdom + Google Map
£5

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 talks should be made to Mrs Liz Carlin, 27 Highoaks Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7BJ (Tel: 01707 321210) Kate Felus, designed-landscape historian, and former…

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

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Village Hall, Woolmer Green, The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green SG3 6XA United Kingdom + Google Map
£5

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 talks should be made to Mrs Liz Carlin, 27 Highoaks Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7BJ (Tel: 01707 321210) Welwyn Garden City is a fusion…

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March 2020

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Study Day at RHS Wisley

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
RHS Wisley GU23 6QB United Kingdom + Google Map

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 research on three unique designs by Jellicoe.  They will focus on his master plan for Hemel Hempstead New Town and Water Gardens, the John F…

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