Chiswick House, William Kent, and the birth of the English Landscape Movement

Chiswick House, William Kent, and the birth of the English Landscape Movement

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 3rd Feb 2021

 £5

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The Thames brought commerce and wealth to South West London, attracting royalty, aristocrats, artists, writers and wealthy property owners. The legacy of these luminaries is an area exceptionally rich in heritage buildings, gardens and landscapes. Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill have organised a series of nine free virtual talks over three weeks beginning on Wednesday 27th January. Experts will explore, explain and offer insight about a luminary, their landscape, garden and property.

The English Landscape Movement has influenced gardens across the globe. Developed by William Kent with Lord Burlington, the English Landscape Movement broke down the rigid formality of the early 18th century garden to create a natural landscape. Today, the House and Gardens exist in harmony, each enhancing each other’s beauty. This talk will explore the origins of movement, and how the landscape we see at Chiswick today came to be.

The talk will be given by John Watkins who leads the English Heritage Garden and Landscape team in their work with historians, landscape architects, botanists and ecologists. He has worked on many major garden and landscape projects, including Chiswick House and Gardens, Eltham Palace, Wrest Park, and Kenilworth Castle. In 1999 he led the Contemporary Heritage Gardens project, incorporating the work of six contemporary designers at English Heritage sites. More about the talk and the speaker can be found by clicking here.

Admission to this talk is free but but we encourage you to make a £5 donation for each talk, if you are able, which will be divided equally between the nine participating organisations.


Contact and Booking Details

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 3rd Feb 2021

 £5

Booking details and information at this website.

2021-02-03 2021-02-03 Europe/London Chiswick House, William Kent, and the birth of the English Landscape Movement This talk will explore the origins of movement, and how the landscape we see at Chiswick today came to be. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/02/03/chiswick-house-william-kent-and-the-birth-of-the-english-landscape-movement-251447 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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