Study Day on The Water Gardens of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe

Posted on November 6th, 2010 by Charles Boot
Apr ’11
9:30 am

Study Day on The Water Gardens of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe

in association with Hertfordshire Gardens Trust

9.30 to 4.30, Saturday 9 April

A series of talks on the water gardens of Jellicoe will be held at Lockers Park School, Hemel Hempstead, followed in the afternoon by a walk to the Hemel Hempstead Water Garden where we shall have a guided tour and discuss its possible future.

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, architect, town planner, landscape architect and garden designer had a career spanning seventy years and was one of the twentieth century’s leading landscape architects, his first love being landscape and garden design. Jellicoe was Principal of the Architectural Association and President of the Institute of Landscape Architects. He had a vast knowledge of landscape design history which he was keen to apply to landscape design projects; a strong empathy with modern art from early in his career and later a strong interest in the role of the unconscious in garden design. The Water Gardens at Hemel Hempstead are known to have been one of the designer’s favourite projects.

The programme

Introduction Ian Kitson Landscape Architect and Garden Designer

Jellicoe’s Beasts Annabel Downs Landscape Architect and Garden Designer

tour of the Water Gardens

The Hemel Water Gardens Today Mick Thompson Herts Gardens Trust


Garden Cities and New Towns: the Hertfordshire experiment Kate Harwood Herts Gardens Trust

Serpents of Moreton Marsh Ed Bennis former Head of Landscape Architecture, and Head of Research at Manchester Metropolitan University


A National Context Fridy Duterloo-Morgan Heritage Protection Adviser West, EH

discussion and summary

Cost: £35 for members, £39 for non-members, to include lunch. Download the booking form

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