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Introduction to Garden History in Ten Objects

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Audley End House

Saffron Walden

CB11 4JF

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The day is being organised by Garden History Grapevine, in association with the Gardens Trust. It will be held in the historic Dining Parlour at Audley End House with a view of the Capability Brown landscape. The gardens have a history stretching from 12th century Walden Abbey to 21st century improvements.

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY

10.00 Arrival

NB the gates to the site (house and garden) do not open before 10 a.m., so there is no admittance before this time. Coffee etc available in the cafe if you wish from 10.am until Welcome.

10.25 Welcome & Introduction in Dining Parlour

10.35 Garden History revealed in ten objects: an interactive session providing an insight into the amazing diversity of garden history - Stephen Smith

11.45: A History of Gardens and Gardening in 40 minutes putting the ten objects in context - Stephen Smith

This illustrated talk and class discussion will build a picture of the history of gardens and gardening based on the objects 'discovered' in the previous session. Stephen will link each of the garden related objects into the story of gardening with the aim of giving a context to the events and routine of garden life throughout history.

12.30: Lunch

13.30: Audley End: evidence for the phases of a garden with a long and interesting history - Susan Jellis

The many clues to the past stages of the gardens will be uncovered, including archaeological traces, documents, contemporary drawings and paintings, and personal records. Some original material from the archives will be available for viewing.

14.30: Garden Tour

15.45 Round up of the day & what next? Stephen Smith

16.30: Close

REFRESHMENTS & LUNCH are available to purchase from the on-site cafe, or you may bring a picnic if you wish.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available on-site (gates open 10 a.m.). Taxis are available from Audley End station (1 mile away) for those coming by train.

What can I bring into the event?

Because strictly no food or drink is allowed in the Dining Parlour, there is no morning or afternoon break for refreshments but drinks are available to purchase in the cafe before and after the sessions.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact folia@tiscali.co.uk

What's the refund policy?

We are not able to give refunds unless your place can be filled, or unless the event is cancelled.


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