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Painshill – Morning Lectures
Thursday, August 20, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
£15 (members £10)
Advance booking required.
Britannia Illustrata: The lost formal gardens of Stuart England
By Marie-Elaine Houghton (Garden Lecturer)
Following the Restoration in 1660 there was a surge in the building of new houses and gardens, many on a scale not seen before. Yet within a generation most of these creations had been swept away as the fashion for Palladian architecture and landscape gardens prevailed. The engravings of ‘Britannia Illustrata’ provide a unique window onto these lost estates and the aspirations of their creators.
Ireland – the Emerald Isle
By John Negus (Gardening Lecturer)
A journey through some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery and gardens starting at Powerscourt and finishing at Mount Usher, a paradise of exotic plants astride the Vartry River. Highlights along the way include the Wicklow Mountains, the alpine flora and limestone pavements at Burren, the Dingle Peninsula and Derreen Gardens famed for its King’s Oozy and glade of giant tree ferns.