"This is an entertaining look at obscure and eccentric English garden-makers who created some immensely personal and idiosyncratic gardens between the early 17th and early 20th centuries. Themes include the building of miniature mountains and risings, the shaping and moving of topiaries, the collecting and display of birds and animals, the excavation of caves and other burrowings, the assemblage of architectural fragments, and an Edwardian rebuilding of the Garden of Eden.
Todd Longstaffe-Gowan is a landscape architect with an international practice based in London. He is gardens adviser to Historic Royal Palaces, lecturer at New York University (London), president of the London Gardens Trust, editor of The London Gardener and author of several books including The London Town Garden and The London Square."
HOSTED BY LONDON PARKS AND GARDENS TRUST
Tickets: £5 (concessions may apply)
Speakers: Todd Longstaffe-Gowan
Tickets can be bought as a series for £35 or individually for £5.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CREDITS
London Parks and Gardens Trust
Cover image credits: Image credit: English Garden Eccentrics, Todd Longstaffe-Gowan -Paul Mellon Centre and Yale University Press
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