Spring Lecture:
Friday 6th March 2020
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Time: Refreshments will be served from 7.00pm, the lecture commencing at 7.30pm.


Booking: You can book online by clicking on the button, or you can book by post using the downloadable form. Online booking will give you an immediate confirmation of your place. Postal bookings will be processed as soon as possible.

Prices: Members tickets are £15 each; Guest tickets are £18 each.

Venue: Purley Barn, Purley-on-Thames, Berkshire RG8 8DR.

The Gardens and Park at Ashridge:
their Evolution and Continued Development.
Mick Thompson MA

Our Spring Lecture this year will be given by Mick Thompson, Gardens Manager at Ashridge Business School.  Mick has an MA in Garden History and is currently pursuing a PhD on the subject of 'Humphry Repton and the Architects'. He spoke at the 2018 national Repton and Horticulture Conference in Sheffield about Repton’s development of the Flower Garden.

Mick will be referring to aspects of his research as he takes us through the development of the gardens at Ashridge, which surround the college’s largely Georgian buildings. We also will get an insight into the various challenges associated with simultaneously maintaining the gardens and managing the college within the setting of a publicly accessible wider estate.

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