Discovering the Real Repton

//Discovering the Real Repton
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County Gardens Trusts’ researchers from across the country will present short but in-depth talks on their research findings.  The programme is still coming together with some excellent speakers.

The final programme will be sent to delegates who have booked closer to the date but we’d like to tempt you with the following outline of the day:

We will begin from 10.30am with coffee and registration and a welcome by Christopher Woodward, the Museum’s Director.  The morning session, from 11.00am, will be chaired by Professor Stephen Daniels and the afternoon one, from 14.30, by Professor Tom Williamson. The order and number of presentations is subject to change.

Speakers include:

Chris Sumner, London Parks and Gardens Trust: Repton  in London

Sarah Dickinson, Surrey Gardens Trust: Tracking down a Hardenberg Basket

Toby Parker, Hertfordshire Gardens Trust: Repton and the East India Company Patronage

Steffie Shields, Lincolnshire Gardens Trust:  ‘Water in the valley’ – Normanton, re-discovering a Red Book

Patrick Eyres, Yorkshire Gardens Trust: Repton, William Wilberforce, and slavery

Judy Tarling, Sussex Gardens Trust:  Repton and Friends at Heathfield Park

Glynis Shaw Welsh Historic Gardens Trust: Repton and John Nash as partners

Kate Harwood, Hertfordshire Gardens Trust: ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ – using research to save a Repton Landscape

Hugh Vaux Kent Gardens Trust: Montreal, a Repton landscape interpreted

Claire de Carle, Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust: ‘Parrots, Pineapples and Puckler’