Rep­ton’s legacy

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LAND­SCAPE de­signer Humphry Rep­ton will be cel­e­brated with a new award as part of the In­ter­na­tional Gar­den Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year com­pe­ti­tion (IGPOTY), in con­junc­tion with the Na­tional Trust and Sher­ing­ham Park, Nor­folk.

The com­pe­ti­tion is now open and, next year, to mark the 200th an­niver­sary of Rep­ton’s death, the best pho­to­graph en­tries of land­scapes he de­signed will go on dis­play at Sher­ing­ham (above), which stood out to him among his 300-plus com­mis­sions as pos­sess­ing ‘more nat­u­ral beauty and lo­cal ad­van­tages than any place I have ever seen’. Other prop­er­ties with the Rep­ton touch in­clude Holkham and Cat­ton Park in Nor­folk, Wim­pole in Cam­bridgeshire, Woburn Abbey in Bed­ford­shire, Hare­wood House in West York­shire and Rus­sell Square, Lon­don WC1. The win­ning images will also be pub­lished in the com­pe­ti­tion’s an­nual book.

‘I am very much aware how much the Rep­ton views are still en­joyed to­day here at Sher­ing­ham,’ says vis­i­tor ser­vices man­ager Malcolm Fisher. ‘It will be fas­ci­nat­ing to see images from right across the coun­try show­ing the im­pact he still has on the land­scape.’

The clos­ing date for the Rep­ton IGPOTY cat­e­gory is Oc­to­ber 31— visit­pe­ti­tions/ humphry-rep­ton-2017 to en­ter and con­tact cur­ for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

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