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Humphry Repton at Armley House

Saturday 16th March 2019

10:00 - 16:00
£25, Special student rate £15

Repton's proposal for Gott's view of his textile empire: Armley Mill in the valley and Bean Ings Mill on the edge of distant Leeds

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As Humphry Repton’s bi-centennial year (1752-1818) comes to an end, the Yorkshire Gardens Trust has arranged one last event in celebration of this influential landscape gardener, and invite LAF members to join them. This will take place at Armley House (now known as Gott’s Park Mansion), which was the home of Benjamin Gott, one of Leeds’ most successful woollen manufacturers and entrepreneurs. His invitation to Repton to make proposals to enhance the house and estate resulted in the Red Book of 1810.

The Study Day coincides with the Repton Exhibition at Armley House, which includes the short animation of the Armley House Red Book made for the ‘Repton Revealed’ exhibition at the Garden Museum in London.

After coffee, the morning session will include talks by Nick Mercer from Wade’s Charity and Dr Patrick Eyres, who will discuss Repton’s Red Books for landscapes around Leeds, namely Harewood, Armley House and Oulton Hall. After lunch, there will be a guided walk led by Karen Lynch through the grounds and down to Armley Mills.

Tickets: £25.00 including lunch. Special student rate: £15.00

Further information on the YGT website: www.yorkshiregardenstrust.org.uk

To book, please send a cheque and sae to Madalyn Hughes, Events Secretary, 2 East Avenue, HUDDERSFIELD HD3 3LW – email: events@yorkshiregardenstrust.org.uk

Dr Patrick Eyres and Karen Lynch are both LAF members and co-authors of the book,‘On The Spot: The Yorkshire Red Books of Humphry Repton, Landscape Gardener’