BADA Trust Lecture 2016 to celebrate Great Gardens of the 18th Century

Posted: 2016-03-22 15:56:00

BADA is pleased to announce the subject of this year’s BADA Trust Lecture at Harrogate Antique & Fine Art Fair, in association with Country Life, will be ‘From Hahas to Hermits’: Great Gardens of the 18th Century.

Given by Patrick Conner, Director of the Martyn Gregory Gallery, London and formerly Keeper of Fine Art at the Royal Pavilion, the talk will celebrate that great English invention, the landscape garden.

A notion first introduced by William Kent in the 1730’s the natural garden was a stark contrast to the formal patterns, clipped hedges and straight lines that were in vogue throughout Europe at the time.

The lecture will consider the designs of ‘Capability’ Brown and Humphry Repton, drawing examples from gardens such as Rousham, Claremont, Painshill, Stowe and Stourhead.

The BADA Trust Lecture takes place at 3.00pm on Thursday 14 April at Harrogate Antique & Fine Art Fair, Harrogate International Centre, HG1 2RD

Entrance to the lecture is free, to book your place email BADA Friends Director Anne Green at or call 020 7581 5259

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