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Follies - In the Garden and on the Estate. An overview of the many types of Folly, both historic and modern, with some local examples - Alan Terrill=

Alan, a fellow SPGT member, lives in Shropshire and has been an active member of the Folly Fellowship since its inception 30 years ago. He has written many articles for 'Follies' magazine and has built a number of follies in the gardens of his current and former houses. His working life was spent in hospitals, in IT and electronics.

From: 16th February 2017

To: 16th February 2017

Start Time: 7:30 PM

Follies - In the Garden and on the Estate.  An overview of the many types of Folly, both historic and modern, with some local examples - Alan Terrill=

The Enjoyment of Gardening by Mrs Elizabeth Banks

Due to unforseen circumstances of health David Wassall has, with great regret, withdrawn from delivering his talk planned for 19 January. Instead there will be a talk by Mrs Elizabeth Banks of Hergest Croft Gardens in Herefordshire. She will explore some of the projects which as a prominent landscape architect she has undertaken, the development of the Royal Horticultural Society - of which she was (the first woman) President from 2010-2013 and, intertwined throughout this, the continuing development of Hergest Croft Gardens. For twenty years Elizabeth ran the internationally renowned consultancy Elizabeth Banks Associates which specialised in enabling the restoration of historic landscapes and recreated several historic gardens throughout Europe and the USA. Her own garden, some 70 acres plus, which she manages with her husband, is thought to be one of the best collections of trees and shrubs in private hands. This is a treat not to be missed.

From: 19th January 2017

To: 19th January 2017

Start Time: 7:30 PM

The Enjoyment of Gardening by Mrs Elizabeth Banks

Rosemary Verey - her contribution and legacy to Twentieth Century gardening by Margie Hoffnung

Margie began working with Rosemary Verey at Barnsley House while she was a horticultural student, as her 'sandwich placement', and continued to work there, on and off, until Rosemary's death. She also worked as a gardener at Highgrove for several years. Margie is currently the Conservation Officer for The Gardens Trust.

From: 17th November 2016

To: 17th November 2016

Start Time: 7:30 PM

Rosemary Verey - her contribution and legacy to Twentieth Century gardening by Margie Hoffnung

Revealing the Dudmaston landscape - Chris Gallagher

Chris has recently undertaken a comprehensive re-assessment of the Dudmaston landscape for the National Trust and will be sharing his findings with us. Chris is a consultant landscape historian and Vice Chairman of SPGT. He spent 10 years as Gardens and Parks Curator for the National Trust with responsibility for the North of England, parts of North Wales and Northern Ireland.

From: 20th October 2016

To: 20th October 2016

Start Time: 7:30 PM

Revealing the Dudmaston landscape - Chris Gallagher

Capability Brown's 300th Birthday Party

The Gardens Trust and Hahahopscotch are throwing a party to celebrate Capability Brown's 300th Birthday at Gatton Park Reigate on 2nd August 2016. further information from http://hahahopscotch.co.uk/diary

From: 2nd August 2016

To: 1st June 2016

Start Time: 11:00 AM

End Time: 3:00 PM

Capability Brown's 300th Birthday Party

CB 300 Tong Walk - Taking the long view.

Had it survived intact Tong Estate - its house and parkland - might have been seen as one of Capability Brown's major works. Instead the M54 was just the final straw in the degradation of this 18th Century landscape. Through the misfortunes of Tong, this walk will demonstrate the potential vulnerability of other historic landscapes. Leader: Advolly Richmond.

From: 27th July 2016

To: 27th July 2016

Start Time: 10:00 AM

CB 300 Tong Walk - Taking the long view.

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