Talks

The place of the Gloucestershire Gentleman

GGLT member and well known local historian, Anthea Jones, has chosen the title ‘The place of the Gloucestershire gentleman’ to tempt us on a dark January evening to a Zoom tour through the symbols and measures of gentry status between 1672 and 1910. She hopes the title is sufficiently unclear to create some interest but the dates are certainly precise!

Event Date Mon 16 Jan 2023 19:00
Event End Date Mon 16 Jan 2023 20:30
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Location Zoom
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The Gardens at Cotswold Farm

A Brief History of the gardens at Cotswold Farm by Marion Mako. Cotswold Farm has been unfairly called the Cinderella garden to its close neighbour Rodmarton Manor. But with a longer history, and relics of the original farmyard still extant, Cotswold Farm has an equally beguiling story to tell.

Event Date Mon 27 Feb 2023 19:00
Event End Date Mon 27 Feb 2023 20:30
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Location Zoom
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The Industrialist in the Garden

Our speaker will be Dr Dianne Long who is a member of Devon Gardens Trust and has a PhD in industrialists’ landscapes.

Event Date Mon 6 Mar 2023 19:00
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Location St Luke’s Church Hall
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Gentlemen Clothiers: Box House and Longford’s House

Continuing this general theme, our final speaker this season will be Thoss Shearer whose visit to Stouts Hill this summer was oversubscribed and much enjoyed by members fortunate enough to gain a place.

Event Date Mon 3 Apr 2023 19:00
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Location St Luke’s Church Hall
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“A prettyish kind of a little wilderness”

This talk will consider how Jane Austen’s awareness of horticultural design trends informs her texts and provides a subtle backdrop to the narratives.

Event Date Mon 11 Dec 2023 19:00
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Location St Luke’s Church Hall
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Zoom lectures: Gardens and Climate Change

David Lambert will address the subject of ‘Gardens and Climate Change’

David is a director of the Parks Agency, a small consultancy set up in 2000 to focus on the conservation and management of public parks. Prior to that he was Conservation Officer for the Garden History Society for 10 years.  He has acted as an advisor to the Heritage Lottery Fund on its public parks programme and to other important advisory panels related to historic properties.

Event Date Mon 15 Jan 2024 19:00
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Individual Price £5.00
Location Zoom
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Zoom lectures "History of Lypiatt Park"

GGLT member Thoss Shearer will re-evaluate the history of Lypiatt Park, Grade I Tudor mansion and Grade II* park transformed in the early C19 by “Gentleman Clothier” Sir Paul Baghott  (who went bankrupt three times, was found guilty of fraud and drunken assault and Lord Berkeley said “should be avoided like the pestilence”) and again from the 1950s by sculptor Lynn Chadwick. 

Event Date Mon 12 Feb 2024 19:00
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Great British Parks – a concise history’

Paul Rabbitts combines a career in parks management with being a Trustee of the Gardens Trust, and is founder and Chair of the Parks Management Association. The author of over 30 books, he lecturers widely on public parks and has a particular fascination with the Victorian and Edwardian bandstand. He is a passionate advocate for the role played by public parks within our many communities. Paul’s latest book, “Public Parks; The design and development of Victorian Parks in Britain”, was published in November 2023.

Event Date Mon 11 Mar 2024 19:00
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Location St Luke’s Church Hall
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The Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Institution, its origins and its connections to Gloucestershire

Francesca Murray will discuss the GRBI, its origins and its connections to Gloucestershire. There were lots of gardeners and their widows who came from this county or worked here, who were selected for a pension from this organisation. Interestingly, a special legacy was left to the GRBI by one local employer, a Mr Cypher, an orchid nurseryman, who lived in Rose Cottage in Queens Road, Cheltenham, with a large nursery behind the house. 

Event Date Mon 8 Apr 2024 19:00
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Location St Luke’s Church Hall
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