Visit to the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden and The Deepdene, Surrey

Posted on April 23rd, 2012 by Charles Boot
Jul ’12
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11:00 am

Visit to the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden and The Deepdene, Surrey

with the London Parks & Gardens Trust

11am, Wednesday 4 July

The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden originated as 10 acres of an estate laid out between 1915 and 1920, bought by Hannah Peschar in the 1980s and redesigned by Anthony Paul. It has been described as ‘among the most established and renowned of the [English] sculpture gardens, its beautifully arranged grounds matched by a high standard of sculpture’.

The Conservatory at The Deepdene, c.1825–26

The Conservatory at The Deepdene, c.1825–26

The first house and garden at The Deepdene were created in the middle of the 17th century by the Hon. Charles Howard, and exciting new research by Sarah Couch has located remnants of his garden. The estate was eventually bought by Thomas Hope, collector and connoisseur of neoclassical style, in 1806. He altered, improved and extended both house and garden, which became among the most celebrated and influential in Britain. The house was pulled down in 1969, however, and after years of neglect the grounds have been described as ‘one of southern England’s great lost landscapes’.

Under the title ‘Hope Springs Eternal’ a campaign has been launched to restore The Deepdene’s garden and park. Sarah Couch, who has produced an historic landscape survey and management plans for the site, will show us what remains in the light of the planned restoration.

Cost: £35. For further details and a Booking Form please contact Robert Peel or: 0207 121 8938


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