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Where the Wildness Pleases - Shaking off the Historical Shackles

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The third in our online series in association with Kent & Sussex GT’s and the NGS starting on Fri 22 Oct @ 7pm £5 each or all 4 for £16

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Where The Wildness Pleases – The English Garden Celebrated

The legendary woodland of the High Weald conceals and reveals an array of architecture, settings and horticultural feasts which is why Caroline Holmes chose it for her book Where the wildness pleases – the English garden celebrated. Published in July 2021 (view here), it has been well received worldwide. Watch and listen to Caroline via Zoom in a series of four celebratory talks that will not only delve into thirty gardens to reveal their pleasing details but raise funds for the Kent and Sussex Garden Trusts as well as the National Garden Scheme.

Amongst the settings there are castles such as Hever, Penshurst, Scotney; rambling English country houses like Batemans, Borde Hill, Gravetye Manor, Great Dixter, Hole Park, Leonardslee, Nymans, Stonewall, Wakehurst Place; Wealden homes like Balmoral Cottage, Falconhurst, Hammerwood Park, High Beeches, Smallhythe Place and Standen. The list goes on with more properties offering contrasting inspirations in their dramatic landscapes and glorious plantings.

This ticket is for this individual session and costs £5, and you may purchase tickets for other individual sessions via the links below, or you may purchase a ticket for the entire course of 4 sessions at a cost of £16 via the link here. NB these talks are monthly.

Due to a recent Apple decision to charge a 30% fee for paid online events unfortunately you may no longer be able to purchase this ticket from the Eventbrite iOS app. Please use a web browser on desktop or mobile to purchase, or follow the link here.

Attendees will be sent a Zoom link 2 days prior to the start of the talk, and again a few hours before the talk. A link to the recorded session (available for 1 week) will be sent shortly afterwards.

Talk 1. 22 Oct. Woodlands and Parks – Green is not the only Colour: Part of a series of 4 online lectures, £5 each or all 4 for £16.

Talk 2. 19 Nov. Beauty and Utility – Art, Craft and Recycling: Part of a series of 4 online lectures, £5 each or all 4 for £16.

Talk 3. 21 Jan. Shaking off the Historical Shackles – Make or Break: Part of a series of 4 online lectures, £5 each or all 4 for £16.

Talk 4. 25 Feb. Shear Genius and Ripping Yarns: Part of a series of 4 online lectures, £5 each or all 4 for £16.

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Talk 3. 21 Jan: Shaking off the Historical Shackles – Make or Break

The wealth and patronage of the nineteenth century provided a rich horticultural canvas that was undermined by the wars and then weather catastrophes such as the 1987 great storm. However, rather than look back here we rejoice in seven that display a contemporary verve that sets the scene for the future. The most colourful and yet contrasting are Great Dixter and the newly restored Leonardslee, both hugely popular inspirational sites. Often inspiration flourishes in the hands of keen private gardeners as can be admired at Fairlight End on the maritime edges of the High Weald, and, tucked in across this unique region, Falconhurst, Goddards Green, Upper Pryors and Wych Warren await discovery.

Featured landscapes and gardens: Fairlight End, Falconhurst, Goddards Green, Great Dixter, Leonardslee, Upper Pryors, Wych Warren.


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