TGT-Lecture: “The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth: history and restoration”

//TGT-Lecture: “The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth: history and restoration”
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Dr Anna Keay, formerly Curatorial Director at English Heritage, now Director of the Landmark Trust

Anna will discuss the remarkable garden created at Kenilworth Castle in the 1570s by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.

Perhaps the best recorded Elizabethan privy garden, it was at the heart of Elizabeth I’s long visit to the castle in 1575, and the subject of an ambitious restoration by English Heritage in 2009. The talk will discuss the garden and its significance, the research and investigation process that informed the restoration project and the challenges and issues which were tackled in realising the re-created garden. Anna jointly edited The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth with John Watkins, published by English Heritage in 2013.