Todd Longstaffe-Gowan: Reimagining Historic Gardens

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan: Reimagining Historic Gardens

Kensington Palace Gardens, photo courtesy of Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

Yeamans Hall Club

Tue, Mar 13, 2018
11:30 AM

Join the Garden Conservancy and the Preservation Society of Charleston at a luncheon lecture on presented by renowned landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan:

Reimagining the Historic Landscapes at Hampton Court and Kensington Palaces

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. Landscape architect Longstaffe-Gowan will discuss his role in the refurbishment, consolidation, and re-presentation of these estates, which over the past quarter of century have been restored to their rightful position as among the most outstanding, varied, and popular landscapes in the kingdom.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
11:30 a.m.

Yeamans Hall Club
900 Yeamans Hall Road
Hanahan, SC

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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 London-based landscape architect with an international practice for both public and private clients. He is gardens adviser to Historic Royal Palaces (with responsibilities at six royal palaces including Hampton Court, Kensington, and Kew), landscape adviser to the Crown Estate Paving Commission in Regent’s Park, and president and founding member of the London Parks and Gardens Trust. He has taken on a range of diverse projects in Britain and abroad, many of which have included an element of conservation.

This program is copresented by the Preservation Society of Charleston.

Photos courtesy of Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

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