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Tim’s  recent lectures have included visual presentations on Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown to coincide with the CB300 celebrations, a lavishly illustrated overview of gardens in the Regency focusing on Jane Austen and Humphry Repton, a personal narrative of the gardens and landscapes he visited in preparing the last Historic Gardens of England volume on Hampshire and a Draughtsman’s Contract-style pursuit of the mysterious Thomas Robins through his rare and exotic eighteenth-century watercolours.


Tim's next lecture, to be delivered at the Painshill Park conference, concerns the Whig political iconograhy behind the celebrated Palladian Bridge at Wilton and its several protoypes.  


For further details of the events see the websites of the respective societies.





Wednesday 23 August – Arundel Festival

Gardens & Landscapes in the Novels of Jane Austen


Wednesday 20 September - Painshill Symposium

Bridging the Political Divide - Palladian Bridges & the Whig Connection


Wednesday 27 September - Brighton Regency Society

'A prettyish kind of little wilderness' - Landscapes & Gardens in the Novels of Jane Austen


Wednesday 11 October - Wednesday 8 November (Course of 5 sessions - 10 lectures)

Bath, English Country Houses, Gardens & Landscapes

Lectures delivered at Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institute, 16 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN


Landscapes & Gardens in the Novels of Jane Austen

Palladian Bridges & the Whig Connection

Historic Gardens of Somerset

Pleasure & the Jacobean Garden

John Wood and the Creation of Georgian Bath


Thomas Robins, Limner of Bath - Dr Cathryn Spence

Gardens for Gloriana - Dr Jane Whitaker

Lancelot Brown & the Ideal Parkscape - Dr Laura Mayer

Eve's Garden - Some Female Gardeners of Influence - Marion Mako

A Georgian Christmas - Dr Cathryn Spence


Saturday 16 December – Frome Society

All around is Fairy Ground - Pleasure & the Regency Garden




Friday 7 February – Winchester National Trust Association

Humphry Repton & the Art of Ornamental Gardening








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Capability Brown’s lake at Croome Landscape Gardens. Photo by Stephen Morris