Warwickshire Gardens Trust

Celebrating Humphry Repton

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In 2018 we are celebrating the life of Humphry Repton the last great landscape designer of the eighteenth century.

Repton was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk After an unsuccessful excursion into the woolen industry he set up as a landscape designer, He went on to design around 400 landscapes and gardens, in a style which linked the “Capability Brown” landscaping with the “gardenesque” changes to the nineteenth century norms of his contemporaries.

Repton is particularly  interesting in his production of his famous “Red Books” in which he used fold-out flaps to illustrate the potential of his  proposed alterations.

Celebrating Repton  events 2018

28 April Bucks County Museum Overview of Repton’s work, Prof Tom Williamson www.bucksgardenstrust.org.uk

21 April Repton Study Day, Woburn. Keir Davison. the Woburn Red Book www.woburnabbey.co.uk/events/gardeneing/repton

27 April Repton in Bedfordsahire, Moggerhanger Park www.bedsgardenstrust.org.uk/events.php

16 May Repton at Stonbeleigh Abbey. John Phibbs’ at Leamington spa and Stoneleigh Details

18 May Aylsham Parish Church, Norfolk, Prof Stephen Daniels, http://aylshamparishchurch.org.uk/repton200

19 May The unlikely genius of Humphry Repton John Phibbs, Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Sevenoaks www.kentgardenstrust.org.uk/events/future events

6 June Study Day, Henham Park, Beccles, Suffolk www.suffolkgardenstrust.org/forthediary14.html

16 June Study Day, John Phibbs and Laura Mayer Brightling Park www.sussexgardenstrust.org.uk/events/garden visits

26 September Revealing Repton, Prof Stephen Daniels, Birmingham and Midland Institute, http://thegardenstrust.org/eventsarchive


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