Kathryn Bradley-Hole: A Celebration of English Gardens - CANCELED

Kathryn Bradley-Hole: A Celebration of English Gardens - CANCELED

The Parterre at Biddulph, Staffordshire ©National Trust Images John Miller

Various cities

Mon, Apr 20 to Thu, Apr 30, 2020

All Royal Oak Foundation programs through the end of April have been canceled due to the coronavirus situation. The hope is to reschedule them at a later date.

A Celebration of English Gardens: From the Archives of Country Life Magazine
“That the English are a nation of gardeners as well as weather-watchers is well known; the two national obsessions are as intertwined as the honey-suckle and the hedgerow,” writes Country Life Garden Editor Kathryn Bradley-Hole. Her Royal Oak lecture, drawn from her new book, celebrates English gardens featured in Country Life, a pictorial weekly journal that launched in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

From picturesque cottage gardens to grand formal gardens; from kitchen gardens to water gardens; and from medieval monastery gardens to cutting-edge 21st century gardens, Kathryn will take a fresh look at horticultural treasures from across England. She will discuss those created by designers such as Capability Brown, Gertrude Jekyll, Rosemary Verey, Piet Oudolf and Arne Maynard among others. She will illustrate world famous gardens—Waddesdon Manor (National Trust), Hidcote (National Trust), and Great Dixter—alongside new and lesser-known places such as Woolbeding (National Trust), Warnell Hall, Cumbria, and Hauser & Wirth in Bruton. Using stunning photography from the archives of Country Life, Kathryn will distill the essence of what makes the British garden style so popular and celebrate English garden-making in all its astonishing variety, wit and inspiration.

REGISTRATION

As of March 16, all Royal Oak Foundation programs have been canceled. They will be rescheduled if possible.. 


Philadelphia, PA
Monday, April 20 | 6:00 p.m. reception & book signing | 6:30 p.m. lecture
Tickets: $30 members & co-sponsors; $40 non-members
Location: Freeman’s Auction House, 2400 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 

Washington, DC
Wednesday, April 22 | 6:30 p.m. reception & book-signing | 7:00 p.m. lecture
Tickets: $35 members & co-sponsors; $45 non-members
Location: The Fund for American Studies, 1706 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Charleston, SC
Thursday, April 23 | 6:00 p.m. | reception & book-signing following lecture
Tickets: $35 members & co-sponsors; $45 non-members
Location: Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street, Charleston, SC

New York, NY
Monday, April 27 | 6:15 p.m. | reception & book-signing following lecture
Tickets: $35 members & co-sponsors; $45 non-members
Location: The General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY

Chicago, IL
Thursday, April 30 | 6:00 p.m. reception & book signing | 6:30 p.m. lecture
Tickets: $40 members & co-sponsors; $50 non-members
Chicago Architecture Center, Joan & Gary Gand Lecture Hall, 111 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL


Kathryn Bradley-Hole’s distinguished career as a horticultural writer includes 18 years as Gardens Editor of the iconic English weekly magazine, Country Life, between 2000 and 2018. She has authored six books on a variety of garden subjects, including the bestselling BBC "Gardeners' World" Garden Lovers' Guide to Britain and Lost Gardens of England from the Archives of Country Life. Her most recent book, English Gardens from the Archives of Country Life Magazine, was just published by Rizzoli last October. Her own gardening interests have an organic approach, to support a diversity of wildlife.

 

 

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