Talks and Publications
- Available at a venue we provide (see our program of events)
- Speakers can be booked for other organisations - cost is a donation of about £70 to Bedfordshire Gardens Trust and travel expenses for the speaker (at 45p a mile)
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Talks currently available
Capability Brown in Bedfordshire – historic and pictorial tour of the 4 known Brown landscapes in Bedfordshire
Capability Brown at Luton Hoo – historic and pictorial tour of Brown’s work at Luton Hoo
Garden History and the Beds Gardens Trust – a light-hearted romp through the History of Gardens plus a few details about what a Gardens Trust does in Bedfordshire Click Here for Further Details
Jane Austen and the Picturesque Landscape: Heroes, Villains and Mr Repton – a look at some of the gardens Jane Austen knew; examples of the period in Bedfordshire; and how gardens are used in her writing to reveal character and advance plots
Humphry Repton in Bedfordshire – historic and pictorial tour of the 4 known Repton gardens
Researching Gardeners – for those interested in Gardens, Gardeners, Family History or Garden History. Covering the lives and careers of some of the head gardeners from the history of the Luton Hoo Estates over several centuries as examples
Gertrude Jekyll in Bedfordshire – 'Tale of TWO Gertrudes' - explains how an inexperienced gardener learned how to make two Arts and Crafts gardens at Ickwell under the postal guidance of a patient, inspirational, elderly expert. For more details Click Here
NEW TALKS: History of Ickwell Bury
Dorothy Jamieson - Lives and Landscapes on the north end of the Greensand Ridge – recently completed and published and Bedfordshire Gardens Trust are delighted to provide access to the pdf version of this publication.
for a link to the book [in pdf format, opens in new window].
for a link to Dorothy Jamieson's profile [in pdf format, opens in new window].