Study afternoon: Wilton House, the Tudor & Stuart Gardens

Posted on September 6th, 2011 by Charles Boot
Nov ’11
9
1:45 pm

Study afternoon: Wilton House, the Tudor & Stuart Gardens
at The Linnean Society, Burlington House, London
1.45pm, Wednesday 9 November

Following the successful and over-subscribed study day at Wilton House in June, this event will offer another opportunity to hear Dr Paula Henderson and Dr Sally Jeffery give extended versions of the lectures they gave at Wilton. Both speakers will also include new research on this iconic garden, as well as material that Dr Paige Johnson covered on the day.

Dr Henderson will speak on the 16th-century gardens (which she only covered briefly at Wilton), the early 17th-century gardens and the remaining early sculpture. Dr Jeffery will discuss records of the garden and changes to it in the later 17th and 18th centuries, with particular emphasis on the surviving fragments of the grotto. The afternoon will conclude with discussion.

Doors open at 1.30pm, programme starts 1.45pm. The nearest Tube Station is at Piccadilly. The Linnean Society is the first door on the left as you enter the walkway towards the Royal Academy of Arts off Piccadilly, 5 minutes walk from Green Park and Piccadilly Circus tube stations
Cost: £25, includes coffee and/or tea, with a discounted student price of £20. The number of places is limited, so early booking is advisable, using the  Booking Form or contact Lucy Kilborn


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