Todd Longstaffe-Gowan: Reimagining Historic Gardens

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan: Reimagining Historic Gardens

Annenberg Community Beach House

Wed, Mar 14 
6:00 PM

Hampton Court and Kensington are among the grandest surviving royal palaces in Greater London. Both still possess most of their original extensive demesnes, giving them rich and extraordinary settings. That these great royal landscapes have survived to this day is both serendipitous and a testimony to centuries of careful and sustained stewardship. Renowned landscape designer Todd Longstaffe-Gowan will discuss his role in the refurbishment, consolidation and re-presentation of these estates, which over the past quarter century have been restored to their rightful position as among the most outstanding, varied, and popular landscapes in the kingdom.

DATE AND TIME 
Wednesday, March 14
6:00 PM - Reception
6:45 PM - Illustrated talk

LOCATION
Annenberg Community Beach House
Events House Garden Terrace Room
415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA 90402

$30 Garden Conservancy members
$35 General admission
Free of charge for Garden Conservancy Society of Fellows members (please call the Garden Conservancy office to register, 845.424.6500). Seating is limited.

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan's lectures in Palm Beach, Atlanta, Charleston, and Santa Monica are sponsored by the Lenhardt Education Fund of the Garden Conservancy.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Todd Longstaffe-Gowan is a landscape architect with an international practice based in London. He is gardens adviser to Historic Royal Palaces, landscape adviser to the Crown Estate Paving Commission in Regent’s Park, and president and founding member of the London Parks and Gardens Trust. Todd has taken on a range of diverse projects, both public and private, in Britain and abroad. Many of these have included an element of conservation. He is the author of several books, including The London Tower Garden, 1700-1840 (Yale University Press, 2001), The Gardens and Parks at Hampton Court Palace (Francis Lincoln, 2005) and The London Square: Gardens in the Midst of Town (Yale University Press, 2012). He was the recipient of the 2013 Foundation for Landscape Studies John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize.

 Photos courtesy of Todd Longstaffe-Gowan