Lucy Abel Smith FSA

Patron

Lucy Abel Smith FSA

Lucy Abel Smith FSA is an art historian and has spent any spare time researching the patronage of the 17th-century Duke and Duchess of Beaufort. The Duchess as a plant collector was the subject of a talk to the  Trust.

She established her own travel business Reality and Beyond Ltd twenty years ago, specializing in Eastern Europe and the Balkans.  She is co- founder of the Quenington Sculpture Trust and founder and organiser of the Transylvanian Book Festival held in the village in Transylvania where she has restored a village farm house. The Abel Smiths open the garden for the RHS and the Rare Plants Fair to raise funds for Cobalt.

She is also a patron of our Trust.