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Exploring Arcadian Thames
Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST£5.00
Discovering Capability Brown
Continuing the theme of the past two years and to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Chris Sumner and Susan Darling, Garden Historians, and Sally Williams, Keeper of the Inventory, London Parks & Gardens Trust will lead a walk along the Thames towpath from Kew to Richmond to view what remains of the landscapes designed by Brown for the Duke of Northumberland at Syon on the west or Middlesex bank, and for King George III at Richmond Gardens on the east or Surrey bank. Richmond Gardens was later divided to form parts of what are now the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and the Old Deer Park, Richmond. Susan Darling will talk about the discoveries she has made about Brown’s work at Syon during her recent researches in the Northumberland archives at Alnwick Castle. The walk commences at Kew Green and finishes at Richmond but there will not be time to visit either Kew Gardens or Syon Park on this occasion.
Susan Darling’s article about Brown and Syon for London Landscapes, the London Parks and Gardens Trust Newsletter, is available online at www.londongardenstrust.org/publications/list of features/ Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and his involvement at Syon
Time 2.5 hours approximately. Cost £5.00 payable on the day
Meet at 2.00pm outside the Cricketers Pub, Kew Green, TW9 3AH.
Nearest overground Station: Kew Bridge. Underground and overground : Kew Gardens
This event is being organised by the London Parks & Gardens Trust (www.londongardenstrust.org) in association with The Gardens Trust (www.thegardenstrust.org)
- David Foreman
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- Detailed directions to the venue
- Cricketers Pub is on Kew Green at the south end of Kew Bridge. 10 minutes walk from Kew Bridge Station or 15 minutes from Kew Gardens Station.