twickenham park

Francis Bacon held the tenancy of Twickenham Park 1595 to 1608. Lucy Harrington, Countess of Bedford, took over the tenancy in 1609. Around this time Robert Smythson drew the plan of the garden. The LPGT Study Day will examine the history of Twickenham Park, the house, garden and the site from medieval times to the present.

Programme

  • 10:00 – Arrival
  • 10:30 – Opening remarks
  • 10:35 – History of the site to 1600 – Speaker TBC
  • 11:05 – The early 17th-century garden at Twickenham Park – Paula Henderson
  • 12:00 – Questions and Coffee
  • 12:35 – The 18th-century gardens at Twickenham Park – Michael Symes
  • 1:15 – Lunch
  • 2:15 – The Twickenham Park estate in the 19th century – Chris Sumner (tbc)
  • 3:00 – Guided visit to the Lake Grounds of St Margarets Trust – Chris Sumner + ANO
  • 4:30 – Tea

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