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February 2021 Lecture

-by ZOOM

Hogarth, Soane and Turner: revealing some artists’ gardens by Sarah Couch

Friday, 12th February at 2pm

In this talk Sarah will describe her work on three related gardens in west London:

  • the visionary Regency architect Sir John Soane’s extraordinary Pitzhanger Manor in Ealing;

  • his friend and protégé the painter JMW Turner’s exquisite villa at Sandycombe Lodge in Twickenham;

  • and the artist and social commentator William Hogarth’s home at Chiswick.


Sarah will illustrate her research and explain how this has informed recent work on site. All three houses and their gardens have benefitted from lottery funding and are normally open to the public.

Sarah Couch is qualified in architecture, heritage landscape and horticulture and specialises in the conservation of historic designed landscapes. She has wide experience in conservation and design both working within multi-disciplinary teams and leading a variety of lottery funded public park and other conservation projects. She has lectured frequently on the conservation of historic landscapes. Sarah co-founded Historic Environment Associates, a group of heritage specialists based around Oxford.

Booking: Please book online. The tickets are £5 each.  We will send you a Zoom link for the lecture a few days before the 12th February. The lecture will last approximately 1 hour, followed by questions.

Queries: Please contact Janet by email at; or phone Fiona Hope on 0118 984 3504 for queries about the lecture.

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Pitshanger Manor.jpg
Pitzhanger Manor
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Sandycombe Lodge
Part of Hogarth’s analysis of the ‘Line of Beauty’ which inspired some of the design of the garden at his house
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