London’s Garden Museum, Britain’s only museum containing the art, history and design of gardens, has announced the programme for its Autumn Lecture Series. The events are to take place from 10-31 October 2017. After a lengthy redevelopment project, lasting from 2015 to 2017 and costing £7.5 million, the Garden Museum in London reopened its doors in May with additional galleries and spaces for education and events.
The Autumn Lecture Series At The Garden Museum In London
Each Tuesday, the Garden Museum will host a lecture from leading garden designers with the main focus being the theme of ‘Collaborations’. Kicking off the series on 10 October will be designer Rupert Golby. He will be taking listeners through a tale of a twenty-first century country house revival of Nevill Holt Hall to its historic use as a family home. He will also be joined by Tom Smith from Gluckman Smith Architects.
The following week, London’s Garden Museum will host Christopher Bradley-Hole and Robin Walker. They’ll discuss their partnerships on gardens with strong Japanese themes and designs, including their private house project in north London. The project holds a strong Japanese theme in a contemporary, abstract, way.
Owner of Spanish Winery Dominio de Pingus, Peter Sisseck will discuss winemaking and garden making with Tom Stuart-Smith on 24 October. They’ll talk about their collaboration on the landscape surrounding the home and bio-dynamic farm of the iconic wine maker in Ribera del Duero, central Spain.
Finishing up the Autumn Lecture Series on 31 October are garden designers, Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg of Harris Bugg Studio, discussing the topic of collaborations. Harris has worked on numerous Main Avenue RHS Chelsea Gardens and designed the Royal Bank of Canada garden. Bugg was named ‘Young Designer of the Year’ by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2010. He is also the youngest ever gold medal winner at the Chelsea Flower Show for his large show garden ‘The RBC Waterscape Garden, 2014’. Both landscape designers will address collaboration inspiration within and outside of the landscape design world, along with influences on their current projects.
Learning At The London Garden Museum
The Garden Museum has become a hub of learning for gardeners, allowing them to explore the museum seven days a week in the heart of London. Since the renovation, the medieval 14th-century tower opened to the public for the first time following the insertion of a viewing platform. The tower provides visitors with a unique and beautiful view of the city. For those looking to visit, the Garden Museum is next door to Lambeth Palace, sitting on the bank of the Thames and is just a 10-minute walk from Vauxhall, Waterloo and Victoria stations. The Garden Café at the museum will be available for dinner reservations and drinks following each of these lectures.
Standard tickets for the Autumn Lecture Series are available at the Garden Museum London.