Sir Roy Strong, Photograph by Clive Boursnell
Remaking the Garden with Sir Roy Strong and Clive Boursnell, 03/06/14
Join Sir Roy Strong and Clive Boursnell as they discuss the process of the remarkable transformation of The Laskett garden (the largest formal garden laid out in Britain since the war) described by Sir Roy Strong as 'the portrait of a marriage . . . a mnemonic landscape'. The Laskett garden is still 'peopled with the ghosts of nearly everyone we have loved, both living and dead', but trees and hedges have been chopped down, paths widened, vistas opened up, in order to let light in.
Sir Roy Strong is a writer, historian, broadcaster and gardener. He has published many books, including The Laskett: the Story of a Garden, Creating Small Gardens, The Roy Strong Diaries, Visions of England and Self- Portrait as a Young Man.
Clive Boursnell is a photographer of architecture, gardens, landscapes and people. His books include: The Curious Gardeners, The Royal Opera House, Houses of the Lake District, Old Covent Garden: The Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Markets and Covent Garden: Then and Now.
Sir Roy Strong and Clive Boursnell will be available to sign copies of their book 'Remaking a Garden: The Laskett Transformed' after the talk.
Tickets £20 Friends, £25 Non-Friends