GHS Winter Lecture Series, London

Posted on November 6th, 2010 by Charles Boot
Mar ’11
6:30 pm

Mr Brown Engineer: aesthetic and practical aspects of ‘Capability’ Brown’s water management in 18th-century landscapes

Steffie Shields

Garden Photographer and Writer

The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ (Farringdon Tube Station)
6.30pm, Wednesday 23 February
Doors open at 6pm, lectures start at 6.30pm

Steffie Shields reflects on her research into engineering aspects of “Capability” Brown’s handling of water, from Grimsthorpe to Blenheim. As 18th century improvements advanced healthy country living, Brown’s lake-making brought natural-seeming, enduring practical changes to the landscape on an unrivalled scale, to enable farming, horticulture and sport to take place, while opening up new vistas for pleasure and serenity, still widely experienced today.

The cost: £8 for members booking in advance, £10 for non-members in advance, and all tickets purchased at the door (ticket includes glass of wine). Doors open 6pm.

OR season ticket for all five London lectures:
members £43, non members £54

Tickets may be booked in advance or bought at the door on the night from 6pm (check availability: 020 7490 2974). Tickets, non-refundable.

Please return this booking form to:
The Garden History Society, Winter Lectures 2011, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ,
together with a stamped self-addressed envelope and your cheque for the total amount made out to: The Garden History Society

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Events at Cowcross Street are supported by Alan Baxter and Associates

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