Thursday 6 September: Repton Bicentenary Lecture


'All Around is Fairy Ground': Repton and the Regency Garden

Dr Laura Mayer

Doors open 6pm. Lecture starts at 6.30pm.

The Nightingale Room, Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR


The Georgian Group is holding an evening lecture at Keats House, Hampstead, to celebrate the bicentenary of Humphry Repton (1752-1818). The lecture will be given by Dr. Laura Mayer, who has published extensively on eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century landscape history and is a former winner of the prestigious Gardens Trust Annual Essay Prize.


Repton ambitiously named himself as Capability Brown’s successor and was responsible for developing a new landscape aesthetic, which he termed ‘Ornamental Gardening’. Known for his famous Red Books, illustrated to help his clients visualise the pleasurable potential of their properties, Repton did much to encourage an appreciation of landscape aesthetics amongst the rising middle classes. Laura’s fascinating lecture will trace his designs from their Picturesque beginnings to the progressive Gardenesque style.


Tickets include wine.

This event is open to members and non-members