Britain has a rich history of landscapes from the earliest period of the industrial revolution to the 21st century. Our talks this year will provide an opportunity to gain an insight into some of these gems.
Tuesday 6 March, 2018. Talk. Archaeology & Garden Restoration. Dr. Stephen Wass. A return visit by archaeologist, Stephen Wass, who has been running his own project into the science of Jacobean gardens with the University of Oxford and has also been undertaking work for the National Trust in a four year programme to repair the dam at Packwood House. As part of this he has been studying the layout of the early water gardens there and is able to share some of the conclusions of his research. He will also be referring in his talk to recent work done at Croome and Ragley. The talk will provide a fascinating insight into how archaeology intersects with the essential repairs and restoration that goes on in our historic gardens.
Wednesday 25 April 2018. Packwood. Following his March talk, Stephen Wass will take us round the park and gardens at Packwood to show us some of his conclusions regarding the early water gardens there. Booking form
Wednesday 16 May. Stoneleigh and Humphry Repton. Study Day. Leamington Spa/Stoneleigh. Cost around £45. More information soon. Limited places; please send early expressions of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.