In 2018 we join The Gardens Trust in celebrating the work of Humphry Repton (21 April 1752 – 24 March 1818), the last great landscape designer of the eighteenth century, who was responsible for laying-out over 400 landscapes and gardens. Warwickshire has only two, one of which, Barrells House (Snitterfield), is of uncertain attribution. [...]
WGT congratulates local MP Jeremy Wright on his appointment as Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. We hope he will use his new position to thwart the housing threat to the Wellesbourne Allotments which lie in his constituency of Kenilworth and Southam.
It is now a year since the Diocese of Coventry informed the Wellesbourne Allotment Association [WAA] that they were planning to take back half of their area on which to build housing. Dating from 1840, this is one of the oldest allotments in the country, existing on land given out of his glebe by the then [...]
The Upper Avon Navigation has raised its head again. As we heard at our last AGM, there is a new proposal to make the Avon navigable from Alveston Weir to a junction with the Grand Union Canal close to the Tesco supermarket on Emscote Road, Warwick; a distance by water of 13 miles (21 km) and [...]