Heritage Gardens and Designed Landscapes

Posted on April 23rd, 2012 by Charles Boot
Sep ’12
10:00 am

Heritage Gardens and Designed Landscapes
Brechin Auditorium, Angus

10am to 4:30pm, Saturday September

A programme of presentations and visits by members of the Angus Landscape Survey Group and guest speakers under the auspices of the Garden History Society in Scotland. Unlike the houses for which they provide the setting, gardens and designed landscapes are fragile, often subjected to change and sometime abandoned. However, they are an important part of our heritage. This event is an opportunity to learn how to ‘read’ gardens and landscapes, discover how to interpret as well as admire what you see, gain insights into the conservation of gardens and landscapes and see something of the wide variety of gardens and landscapes in Angus in a series of presentations, as well as enjoy guided visits to a private late 18th century walled garden and an earlier 18th century designed landscape, including its gardens.

Our speakers are: Marilyn Brown (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland) on From Paradise to Wilderness, Marilyn’s book Scotland’s Lost Gardens will be published by RCAHMS in September; Alice Bremner (Angus Landscape Survey Group) on Stracathro Walled Garden; Vanessa Stephen (Freelance Landscape Architect) on Restoring Historic Landscapes; Dave Walsh (ALSG) on Some Angus Estates; Sue Hewer (ALSG/GHSS) Unravelling the Setting of the House of Dun.

After lunch we will leave for Stracathro Walled Garden and then at 3pm depart for House of Dun and a guided tour of the designed landscape there.

£10 to include buffet lunch, coffee and tea. Own transport required. Please contact Sue Hewer for further information, or: 01575 560 259

To book a place, please send a cheque for £10 per person, made payable to The Garden History Society, to Sue at Clintlaw Farmhouse, Lintrathen, Kirriemuir, Angus DD8 5JF.

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