David Howells is pleased to report on the ongoing restoration of The Master's Garden and submits the following update. 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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
The Painshill Park Trust is appealing for support against widening of the A3 to further encroach on this historically important C18 landscape garden. Dear Supporter of Painshill, First of all I would like to thank the thousands of you who have responded so magnificently to our petition. It is beginning to have some effect and already has attracted [...]