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Mary's Mosaics - new blog by David Marsh

If you love reading about garden history, follow trustee David Marsh's Gardens Trust blog and receive a fascinating and well-researched article to enjoy every weekend. His latest post is Mary's Mosaics, about Mary Delaney, gardener and artist, celebrated for her intricate paper flowers: "In her early 70s, Mary began assembling what was to become  her most celebrated work, the Flora Delanica. This was an extraordinary detailed and accurate  florilegium of nearly 1000  complex and beautiful images  of flowers and plants which she called ‘paper mosaiks’...she wrote "I have invented a new way of imitating flowers".... Read more of David's latest GT blog  

 

MBEs for Steffie Shields & John Phibbs

We are happy to announce that Steffie Shields, Vice President of the Gardens Trust, was recognised with an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Artist, writer and landscape expert Steffie has been a driving force at the Gardens Trust, and we’re proud to celebrate with her .... Read more

 

Gardens Trust Events 

Beyond 'Capability' Brown and Halswell House 

June 21: Beyond 'Capability' Brown: What next for Garden History? is the challenging subject of Dr Oliver Cox's  upcoming Robert Penson Lecture at St John's College, Oxford. The event is free, with a drinks reception. More info available here

July 16: The Gardens Trust leads a visit to Halswell House. This is a rare opportunity for a detailed look at Halswell's wonderful park and gardens developed by Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte, situated in the village of Goathurst in Somerset. Booking recommended.

 

For more events, see the Garens Trust website

 

The Gardens Trust’s Annual Conference 2018
Birmingham - Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 September
 
*** BOOKING IS NOW OPEN ***
Our conference this year is adding to the rising profile the Gardens Trust is building for itself in Birmingham through the Historic Landscapes Project ‘Meet-Ups’, the extension of the GT’s lecture programme in the city and this year’s series of introductory courses on garden history run at Highbury Hall and the University’s Winterbourne House and Garden. 
 
Full details of the programme, accommodation options, cost, booking, payment and travel are on pages 19 to 22 of the attached pdf, these details are also on the Gardens Trust website at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-garden-trust-annual-conference-2018-tickets-43887226877, with a link to the booking website, Eventbrite.  Please note conference booking closes on Friday 10 August.
 
The Gardesn Trust May Newsletter is now available at http://thegardenstrust.org

 


 

 

 

A NEW HOME FOR PARKS AND GARDENS UK WITH HESTERCOMBE GARDENS TRUST

 

Parks and Gardens UK is entering an exciting phase in its development at its new home with the Hestercombe Gardens Trust.  In September 2016 Parks and Gardens UK with Hestercomble Gardens Trust received £97,900 from the HLF tosecure the future of the Parks and Gardens UK database and website of historic designed landscapes.

 

For more details, please see the website www.parksand gardens.org

 

THE COUNTY GARDENS TRUST FORUM
 
The Gardens Trust has just launched a brand new online discussion group: the County Gardens Trust Forum. This is intended as an easy-to-use platform for CGTs to share ideas, experiences, questions and problems and to network with other CGTs. It takes seconds to register and there are clear and simple instructions on how to read and comment on posts. Follow the link on the home page of the Gardens Trust’s website (see LINKS above). Please note that the new Forum will replace the Historic Landscape Project’s email discussion group, LeapTheHaha, which will be closed down in due course.

 

How Caple Court © Jane Patton

 

 

Croome Landscape Park © Robert Anderson

 

 

 

 

Whitfield Court from the park by Joshua Cristall