The Orangery

Saturday, 04 August 2018 12:14

Inspirational teachers lead to a life of art

At Grammar School in North London, Diane Hughes had inspirational teachers who were the early influences in her art. Benefiting from these, she started at the Slade straight from school in 1961.
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 08:59

Repton revered in the works of Jane Austen

‘Smith’s place is the admiration of all the country and it was a mere nothing before Repton took it in hand. I think I shall have Repton.’
Friday, 13 April 2018 18:03

What is an Orangery & why were they built?

An Orangery, is like a greenhouse or 'hot' house used to describe a type of ornamental building in the ‘polite’ part of the garden; housing tender ‘greens’ & flowering plants which would not survive outdoors in the British climate.
Thursday, 12 April 2018 19:22

Exhibition: Celebrating the Life of Repton

The great landscape designer of Georgian England, Humphry Repton was both innovative & prolific.
Monday, 26 February 2018 14:22

Repton 200: A national celebration Of Humphry Repton (1752-1818)

2018 marks the national celebration of the life of Humphry Repton (1752-1818). Known as the last great Georgian landscape designer & successor to 'Capability Brown', we will be celebrating his life with a talk on 20th May & a Summer…
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:12

Repton 200: A national launch

2018 marks the bicentenary of Humphry Repton's death, who was the last great landscape designers of the eighteenth century. Throughout the year, across the country, the Gardens Trust will be coordinating Repton 200 events, celebrating his work.