This is not a B&CLHS event, but one that we think members will enjoy, promoted by the Chiswick House & Gardens Trust.
Dr Sally Jeffery’s interest in Chiswick House arose from research on Sir Stephen Fox’s 1680s garden, on which she published an article in Garden History in 2004 and another for our Journal 15 in 2006.
Sally was historian at the City of London and then helped to set up the Birkbeck (University of London) MA in Garden History. She now lectures on the MA in Garden and Landscape History at the Institute of Historical Research and is a Trustee of The Gardens Trust.
The 6th Duke of Devonshire, who then owned Chiswick House next door, bought the estate in 1812. He had Fox’s house demolished and built the conservatory (which now houses the camellia collection). Fox’s walled gardens survive today as the earliest part of Chiswick House grounds.
This event will take place over Zoom from 6.30pm, lasting about 30 mins, followed by time for questions. Joining details will be sent out to those who have booked an hour before the start. Book a place on Eventbrite here