“Setting the Scene”. A talk by leading garden designer George Carter to mark the bicentenary of the death of Humphry Repton *** Fully Booked***

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*****N.B. This event is now fully subscribed (12th February).**** 

Saturday 7th April 2018 at Model Farm, Holkham, NR23 1RP

By kind permission of Sarah, Countess of Leicester

6.00 p.m.  Refreshments – drinks and canapes

6.30–7.20 p.m.  The Talk     followed by Q&A

The evening will be over by 8.00 pm.

George Carter will be signing his book:    ‘Setting the Scene’

“A Garden Design Masterclass from Repton to the Modern Age by George Carter, with special photography by Marianne Majerus”

You can  pre-order your copy of the book  for collection at the Talk.

 RSVP by 24th March  

 In aid of the Norfolk Churches Trust           Suggested Donation £25 per person

Payment can be made online (preferred), by cash or cheque (made out to Norfolk Churches Trust).

Lady Fraser, New Cottage, Burnham Market, PE31 8HH

Email: fraser7@gmail.com  01328 738243


 A selection of Norfolk Churches Trust merchandise: aprons, mugs, tea towels will be on sale



A Garden Design Masterclass from Repton to the Modern Age by George Carter, with special photography by Marianne Majerus

In Setting the Scene leading garden designer George Carter describes his own work over the past thirty years and puts it in the context of the teachings of the great landscaper Humphry Repton (1752−1818). The result is a series of highly useful ideas that will be invaluable to any garden designer, or garden owner.

Rich in both inspiring ideas and practical advice, Setting the Scene shows how successful gardens are designed and made. Following the pattern set by Repton in his famous Red Books, Carter takes us through the process in meticulous detail, leading us from the initial site plan to the glory of the finished garden, and illustrating each chapter with photographs and plans of gardens from his own portfolio, ranging from small urban gardens to large country estates, the world over.

 George Carter has worked on gardens all over the world, including: The Royal Hospital Chelsea, site of the Chelsea Flower Show, Thenford House, home of Lord and Lady Heseltine, Albemarle House, Virginia now owned by Donald Trump. For the Franciscan Order he advised on the Garden of Gethsemene, Jerusalem, and on their headquarters in Rome, the Villa Massimo, and at Burghley House he created the Garden of Surprises – a recreation of a 17th century garden of water jokes.  He has won eight Chelsea Gold Medals. Previous books include Garden Space (Mitchell Beazley, 2005) and Garden Magic (Double-Barrelled Books, 2015). He edited (with Ann Gore) Humphry Repton’s previously unpublished manuscript “Memoir” (published 2005). In 1981 he co-organised the first exhibition on Repton at the V&A and University of East Anglia. He lives in Norfolk.

Marianne Majerus is a regular contributor to many national and international publications, including The Times, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, Country Life, Gardens Illustrated, The Garden, English Garden, House and Garden, Homes and Gardens and Country Homes and Interiors. Her photographs have featured in over two hundred books. In 2010 the Garden Media Guild named her International Garden Photographer of the Year, in 2011 Garden Photographer of the Year and in 2013 Features Photographer of the Year.