£3 members/£5 non-members Henrietta Howard, mistress of George II and later Countess of Suffolk, created Marble Hill house in the 1720s as a retreat from court life and as a
£3 members/£5 non-members
Henrietta Howard, mistress of George II and later Countess of Suffolk, created Marble Hill house in the 1720s as a retreat from court life and as a place to entertain her elite circle of influential cultural, intellectual and political friends. This was a time of significant change in garden designs and Howard’s friendship with Alexander Pope, Lord Bathurst, Lord Peterborough and Lord Ilay, meant that her garden at Marble Hill was influenced by some of the most fashionable garden enthusiasts of the time. This talk will explore how the garden was created and who might have been involved in its design.
Emily Parker is a Landscape Advisor at English Heritage. She specialises in garden history and designed landscape conservation. Emily’s primary research interests are garden design in the eighteenth century, including the role of Alexander Pope, ‘Capability’ Brown and Humphry Repton. Emily has also researched and written interpretation content for many English Heritage sites including Eltham Palace, Kirby Hall, Mount Grace Priory and Wrest Park. She has also produced Conservation Management Plans for English Heritage gardens including Belsay Hall, Marble Hill and Walmer Castle.
The talks starts at 6.30pm. Joining details will be sent to attendees the day before.
Georgian Group members are eligible for a discount on their ticket by entering GGMEMBER at the checkout.
***This talk will be recorded. The recording will be available to all those who have purchased a ticket for a limited period of time after the event takes place***
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This lecture is part of our Georgian Gardens and Landscapes series. The full list of lectures in the series is as follows:
Tuesday 2 March – Hidden Horticulturists
Tuesday 9 March – Marble Hill – A Garden of Grottos and Groves
Tuesday 16 March – William Kent: Garden Designer, Architect, Interior Designer
Tuesday 23 March – Vauxhall, Sex & Entertainment: The Invention of the Urban Pleasure Garden
Tuesday 30 March – Welsh Gardens and the Grand Tour
Tuesday 6 April – Follies: An Architectural Journey
Tuesday 13 April – The English Landscape Revolution
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm