Talks & Lectures

If members wish to hear a particular speaker please let us know via the contact page and we will see what we can do.

Monday 19 Mar 2018Speaker: Deborah McCarthy
Title: The History of the Abbey Grounds, Cirencester

A Trust member, Deborah will share her research into this important public space in the heart of Cirencester.
Monday 16 Apr 2018Steve Porter, Head of Landscape & Gardens at Chatsworth
Title: Chatsworth, Past, Present and Future

Steve began his gardening career with the National Trust before moving to Chatsworth ten years ago where he cares for 1,000 acres of garden and park. He manages the in-house gardening team, contractors and major events in the landscape.

Following Steve’s talk Tony Pryce will give a short demonstration on accessing the Know Your Place website – for more information on this website please see pages 7 & 8 of the Summer 2016 edition of the Newsletter.
Wednesday 25 Apr 2018, 10amRepton Study Day at Leigh Court

A celebration of the work of Humphry Repton; the last great landscape designer of the 18th century and bellwether of the 19th century garden.

Talks by David Lambert, Stephen Daniels, Ben Lennon and Michael Richardson followed by a guided tour. Buffet lunch included.

Full details here.
Tickets £60, including refreshments and buffet lunch.
Book using the form available here.
Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3RA Map.

Talk Details

  • Doors open 7pm. Start time is 7.15pm.
  • Tickets: £4 (members), £6 (non-members). Includes refreshments.
  • Dedicated parking for around 25 cars.
  • A bigger better room for all.
  • New audio visual equipment improving visibility of the screen and microphones for the speakers.



All talks are held at:

St Luke’s Church Hall
St Luke’s Place
GL53 7HP