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Enville Hall, near Stourbridge
Extensive visit to Enville Hall near Stourbridge DY7 5HD. Introductory talk and viewing of Pleasure Grounds near the house in the morning and then, after picnic lunch, an optional walk into the park to explore the 18th century landscape created by the 4th and 5th Earls of Stamford. Leader - Jane Bradbury.
From: 3rd June 2015
To: 3rd June 2015
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Annual General Meeting following by refreshments and lecture
When Adam delved: productive gardening in England before the Agricultural Revolution. Lecture by Dr. David Marsh. David lives in London and has come to academic research in garden history after a career in teaching. His PhD was on the gardens and gardeners of late Stuart London. He is a committee member of the Garden History Society and a trustee of Parks and Gardens UK. By contrast he is developing a 5 acre garden of his own in rural France from a pair of overgrown fields!
From: 19th March 2015
To: 19th March 2015
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Gardens and Landscapes in Northern Ireland
Chris Gallagher has 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. The National Trust has, perhaps, the most significant portfolio of Irish Demesne landscapes including several of its great gardens. Chris will talk about these and other significant gardens in Northern Ireland.
From: 19th February 2015
To: 19th February 2015
Start Time: 7:30 PM
Walking the Wright Path
A solo walk of 300 miles through 22 Eighteenth-Century landscapes, sleeping in the temples along the way. Joe Hawkins, former Head Gardener at Shugborough Hall, is now Head of Landscape at Hagley Hall. In 2011 Joe undertook this epic walk to raise money for replanting the area around the Shepherd's Monument in Shugborough Park, to celebrate the tercentenary of Thomas Wright.
From: 15th January 2015
To: 15th January 2015
George London and the formal gardens of William III's reign
Dr David Jacques. George London travelled the provinces providing plants and plans for the fashionable formal gardens of his day. This talk will show a plan of Walcot Hall near Bishops Castle and other examples of gardens in his style, describing their typical features. David has conducted historical surveys and management plans of gardens and parks at Hampton Court and Chiswick House and was the first inspector of historic parks and gardens at English Heritage.
From: 20th November 2014
To: 20th November 2014