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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 American Musuem in Bath, concerns the Ornamenatl Gardens of the period 1820-1850.  


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


Friday 18 May - American Museum in Bath

A Taste for Towers - Beckford, Disraeli, Gardens and the Lure of Italy








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