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The Life and Work of Humphry Repton

In 2018, Ashridge House will be hosting a two- day conference to cast new light on the life and works of Humphry Repton and consider his legacy in landscape design. The programme comprises a series of lectures on Day 1 followed by a tour of the gardens at Ashridge. Day 2 will take a similar format with a series of lectures in the morning followed in the afternoon by a tour of Woburn Abbey gardens led by Gardens Manager Martin Towsey. The conference will finish after the tour of Woburn.

The residential and non-residential rates are as follows:

Full residential rate (single) £285
Full residential rate (double or twin) £485
Friday only with dinner £94
Friday only excluding dinner £56
Saturday only £56
Optional extra B&B From £95
Dinner on extra days (Thursday/Saturday) £38 per day

To book your place please click here.

T: 01442 841028  E: sally.rouse@ashridge.hult.edu

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The Golden Valley - painted by Revd Lane in 1860


Friday 10 August 1000 Registration

Speakers include Prof Stephen Daniels (Envisioning Landscape - The Art of Landscape Gardening)

Prof Tom Williamson (Contrasting Landscapes and Commissions; Repton in Norfolk and Hertfordshire)

Michael Symes (Who inspired Humphry Repton?)

  1230 Lunch

Mick Thompson (Repton and Architects)

Dr Sarah Rutherford (Repton's work in Buckinghamshire)

Claire de Carle (Repton's influence in Germany)

Tour of Ashridge gardens led by Mick Thompson

  1900 Dinner
Saturday 11 August 0800 Breakfast

Johnny Phibbs

Dr Jane Bradney (Lewis Kennedy and the legacy of the Red Books)

Keir Davidson (Repton's commission for Woburn Abbey)



  1400 Visit to Woburn Abbey for a tour of the gardens with Head Gardner Martin Towsey