In search of Artists’ Gardens in Buckinghamshire

Claire de Carle,

7.30-8.30 pm, Wed 17 Nov, 2021.

Live talk via Zoom.

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During the last four years Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust have been running a small project alongside their more extensive work to record parks and gardens of local historic importance.

The aim of ‘Artists and their Gardens’ was firstly to identify artists that had lived in the historic county and then by researching them establish; were they gardeners, did they create a garden, did they take inspiration from their garden and if their garden survived. We already knew that there were some well known residents which included Paul and John Nash, Eric Gill, and John Piper, but how many others were there? The answer soon became clear, and we compiled a list of over thirty primarily from the 20th century.

Claire de Carle MA is a garden historian, with a keen interest in horticulture, art and social history. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Research & Recording project in 2013 which has produced reports on around 100 locally important historic gardens, her work for the project includes mentoring and training the volunteers. She now advises other county garden trusts on setting up similar projects.
For the last two years she has been the vice chair of the trust and she will shortly take over as chair.

She enjoys writing articles about her research into little known historic landscape gardens and more recently she has set up two other projects: Artists and their Gardens and Public Parks in Buckinghamshire. She also lectures to local groups about Buckinghamshire gardens and Maud Grieve, the herbalist who was the subject of her dissertation.

Talk will not be recorded.

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