Events & lectures

Unforgettable Gardens of Northamptonshire

A series of four online talks via Zoom

Wednesdays, 7pm from 3 to 24 November 2021

Northamptonshire Gardens Trust is sharing more of the many wonderful heritage gardens and landscapes of their county. These are Kirby Hall, the grounds of which were described as ‘ye finest garden in England’ at the end of the 17th century; the eight hectares of formal terraced gardens that remain from the 16th-century gardens and park at Holdenby House; Apethorpe Palace, which suffered serious neglect in the late 20th century but happily was the focus of a major English Heritage rescue project between 2004–2014, and finally Boughton House, home to the Duke of Buccleuch and site of the magnificent Orpheus project.


  • £5 for a single talk

  • £16 for all four

  • Free to Northamptonshire Gardens Trust members.

To book go to The Gardens Trust website.

Do come along to one of our events – see what you have been missing …

Our visit to Coton Manor gardens

Friday 4 September

We were delighted to invite members to enjoy the much acclaimed Coton Manor gardens. The Nation's Favourite Garden as voted by garden visitors in conjunction with The English Garden magazine and the National Garden Scheme.

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Celebrating Repton at 'the place where fun was invented'

Repton's view of Finedon Hall

Dovecote Farm

Old Stone Barn

If these sound interesting, why not join us?

Through the series of lectures and visits I learned a great deal more about the man (Lancelot Capability Brown) and his ideals and in turn this gave me a greater understanding and appreciation of the history behind what we take for granted, as the ‘English’ landscape." Gwen