Tag Archives: Temple Newsam

Vulnerability Brown

On Wednesday I was in Birmingham for the annual  Historic Landscapes Assembly organised by The Gardens Trust.   It marked the launch of a significant report they had commissioned about Capability  Brown,  so although I don’t normally cover current events here … Continue reading

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KIP & KNYFF: Part 1: Knyff

To most people “Kip & Knyff”  sounds like a bit like a Victorian music hall act, but say “Kip and Knyff” to a garden or architectural historian and they will instantly  picture a bird’s eye view of a great English … Continue reading

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Percy – The Nation’s Head Gardener

Percy Thrower was a household name during his long career in gardening programmes on radio and television.  A natural broadcaster, with quiet enthusiasm and a very hands-on practical approach, he built a substantial following amongst adults and children alike.  Always cutting a fairly formal figure … Continue reading

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