TASS April lecture

EXPLORING GARDEN HISTORY

Many great country houses have records of the design of their gardens over the years: estate maps, paintings, drawings, and occasionally, diaries and stories of peoples’ experiences, giving a fascinating insight into the past.

Researching garden history involves investigating of evidence from different disciplines, including social history and archaeology, and is also an exciting sleuthing activity, when the pieces of the jigsaw fall into place.

The Arts Society Sedgemoor (TASS) April lecture reveals how the Beaufort family created gardens at Raglan Castle during Tudor times; at Troy House in the Stuart period; and at Badminton on the cusp of the eighteenth century.

In her richly illustrated talk, which includes 3D and fly-through reconstructions of these gardens from her research, Dr. Ann Benson, an authority on the subject, provides a fascinating insight into how the history of a garden can be uncovered.

The TASS talk, on 6 April, will be held at the 37 Club (between Woolavington and Puriton) at 2:00 for a 2:15 start; or come earlier to chat to other members in the bar.

Visitors are always welcome, at a charge of £8 per lecture

Full information on TASS and its future events can be found on our website https://theartssocietysedgemoor.org.uk

 

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