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Georgian Arcadia: Architecture for the Park and Garden – CANCELLED

Thursday, June 27, 2024 

We regret that this event has been cancelled. Refunds have been issued to all booked ticket holders. We are currently looking at a replacement for this event. Please check back here for updates. 

The invention and evolution of the Georgian landscape garden liberated garden buildings from the corset of formality, allowing them to structure much more extensive areas of garden and park. One of the leading authorities on Georgian landscape architecture, Roger White explores a genre in which some of the era’s greatest architects – Vanbrugh, Hawksmoor, Gibbs, Kent, Adam, Chambers, Wyatt and Soane – experimented with different forms, styles and new technology, in the process producing some of their most interesting and original ideas. Focussing on buildings in Wiltshire and covering not just the obvious adornments of parks and gardens such as temples, summerhouses, grottoes, towers and ‘follies’, he also describes structures with predominantly practical functions including mausolea, boathouses, dovecotes, stables, kennels, deer pens, barns, and cowsheds, all of which could be dressed up to make an architectural impact in the designed landscape.


Roger White is an architectural historian and former Secretary of the Georgian Group and Garden History Society. He has written extensively on 17th and 18th century topics. His much-praised and ‘definitive’ book on Georgian landscape architecture, which has been many years in the making, is published by Yale University Press.

This is a fundraising talk for Salisbury Museum (registered charity no 289850)

£12 Members; £15 Non-members

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