May, 2021

thu27may7:00 PMOnline EventVirtual EventOnline Lecture - 200 Years Of Flower Gardening With Bateman, Walpole & Nesfield7:00 PM Virtual Event

Shobdon Court

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Online Lecture – 200 Years Of Flower Gardening With Bateman, Walpole & Nesfield

In this illustrated online lecture with Dr Jane Bradney, we will find out about the numerous phases to the garden landscape of Shobdon Court that helped shaped the area today.

We will discover the significant influence during the Bateman and Walpole phase as well as some of the 19th century influences including William Nesfield.

About the Host

Dr Jane Bradney is a historian of gardens and designed landscapes with research specialism in the nineteenth century.

Jane lectures on the history of gardens and designed landscapes. For the IHR she runs teaching sessions on the nineteenth-century garden. She is affiliated to the City of Birmingham University, supports regular training for gardening teams within the National Trust and is a member of the Historic Houses Archivist Group.

Jane’s current research interests are the landscape designers Humphry Repton, Lewis Kennedy and William Broderick Thomas. Her recent publications include:

(with David Whitehead), ‘In the enemy’s quarters’: Humphry Repton in the West Midlands (Leominster: Hereford and Worcester Garden Trust and Woolhope Club, 2018)
The gardens of Sir Charles Barry: Only a handmaid to architecture’, Garden History, 42.1 (2014), 41-63

(with Timothy Mowl), Historic Gardens of England: Herefordshire (Bristol: Redcliffe Press, 2012)

‘The Carriage Drive in Humphry Repton’s Landscapes’, Garden History, 33.1 (2005), 31-46

Although Shobdon Court is not open to the public, the beautiful St John the Evangelist Church is just yards from Shobdon Court and is open every day and well worth a visit.

The first in a series of Shobdon Church PCC online events, Dr Jane Bradney will give an illustrated lecture about 200 years of flower gardening at Shobdon Court with Bateman, Walpole, Nesfield and ‘1000 little roots of Lillies of the Valley’

During the presentation, video and sound will be muted. Questions can be sent via ‘Chat’ during the lecture and will be answered at the end in the Q&A.

Taking place online, this event will give you the chance to listen live as Jane seeks to uncover the history of one of Herefordshire’s most beautiful hidden gardens.

Thursday 27th May 2021 at 7:00pm.


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