Exploring the English Pleasure Grounds, 1800-1840
A talk by Dr Jane Bradney.
This talk takes a look at what was happening in English Pleasure Grounds during the early decades of the 19th century. Years that tend to fall betwixt and between the influential titles published by Mark Laird (Flowering of the Landscape Garden 1720-1800) and Brent Elliott (Victorian Gardens). The years in which the economic pendulum swung from Napoleon's embargo of British ports to the decadence of George IV's coronation. A time when pleasure grounds were responding to an increasing range of imported exotics successfully tended by ever more skilful nurserymen and commented on by a new band of horticultural journalists.
Jane Bradney is a freelance garden historian, her focus being the first half of the 19th century. In 2012 she co-authored with Tim Mowl the twelfth volume in the Historic Gardens of England series devoted to her adopted home county of Herefordshire. She has written about the garden works of Sir Charles Barry, Humphry Repton, John Nash, and the Victorian gardener Donald Beaton. In 2012 she became Archivist to the Enville and Stalybridge estates. Jane also teaches Garden History at the Institute of Historical Research within the University of London.
When: Tuesday 26th February 2019 | 2.00p.m.
Where: Southernhay Church Hall, Dix's Field, Exeter, EX1 1QA.
Cost: £12 (DGT members); £15 (Non-members and guests of members). Includes refreshments.
How to book: Download booking form here.