Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:12

The last great landscape designer

2018 is the bicentenary of Humphry Repton, the last great landscape designer of the eighteenth century. Throughout the year, across the country, the Gardens Trust will be coordinating Repton 200 events, celebrating his work.

Repton was born in 1752 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, the very year that Saling Grove was built. After a few years of career stop starts, he set himself up as a landscape gardener. He went on to design several hundred English landscapes and gardens becoming a worthy successor to the great Capability Brown.

His work can be seen at Sherringham Park in Norfolk, Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, Uppark House in West Sussex and many more.

Follow our website for more information about 2018 exhibitions, talks and study days.