To view, please follow the link. https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/libraries-at-rhs/collections/library-online/capability-brown-account-book Featured image: Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, c.1770-1775, Cosway, Richard (1742-1821)/ Private Collection/Bridgeman Images. Used as part of Capability Brown Heritage legacy.
David Howells reports on the ongoing restoration of The Master's Garden. The Master’s Garden at the Lord Leycester Hospital Many people will have visited the Master’s Garden at the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick. This space has been gardened for centuries, but mostly by the resident brethren growing vegetables. In its present form it is a [...]
Jill Francis Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern England and Wales Format:Hardback - Publication date:26 Jun 2018 - ISBN:9780300232080 - Imprint:Paul Mellon Centre BA - Dimensions:412 pages: 254 x 190 mm - Illustrations:177 colour + b-w illus. £35 "The extravagant gardens of the 16th- and 17th-century British aristocracy are well-documented and celebrated, but the more modest gardens of [...]
At our 28th AGM, on Saturday 5th November, Matt Fattorini was elected chairman, with Carol Lane becoming honorary secretary. Carol replaces Paul Baker who understandably wishes to limit his role to membership secretary following his recent illness. Peter Warrilow continues his longstanding service as honorary treasurer. The committee welcomes Rosemary Jewel-Clarke to its ranks but otherwise [...]
On the Spot: The Yorkshire Red Books of Humphry Repton, Landscape Gardener Patrick Eyres and Karen Lynch New Arcadian Press (29.7 cms x 23.3 cms, 206 pages, 165 illustrations). Price £20 https://www.newarcadianpress.co.uk/product/on-the-spot-the-yorkshire-red-books-of-humphry-repton-landscape-gardener/ The nine Yorkshire commissions of Humphry Repton spanned the twenty years between 1790 and 1810. Patrick Eyres and Karen Lynch enlarge the knowledge [...]
Until March 2019 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, responsible for laying-out over 400 parks and gardens. Whilst Warwickshire has only two, Stoneleigh Abbey is without doubt one of his finest [...]
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 [...]