Cel­e­brat­ing the Nor­folk gar­dener who land­scaped a na­tion

The 200th an­niver­sary of Humphry Rep­ton’s death is be­ing marked around the coun­try, with a par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on Nor­folk where the Humphry Rep­ton 200 Sea­son launches in Ayl­sham on Fri­day March 23. Events in­clude:

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The REP­TON 200 TRAIL, which walks vis­i­tors through Humphry’s Ayl­sham links from Fri­day, March 23 to Sun­day, June 3.

A WORK­SHOP ex­plor­ing Rep­ton’s style, and his ideas about land­scape and so­ci­ety, will be led by Tom Wil­liamson, pro­fes­sor of land­scape his­tory and ar­chae­ol­ogy at the univer­sity of East Anglia, in Ayl­sham on March 24.

A GUIDED WALK and ex­hi­bi­tion at Cat­ton Park, near Nor­wich, on Sun­day, March 25.

An EX­HI­BI­TION of paint­ings and draw­ings of Rep­ton land­scapes will be held at Ayl­sham town hall from Fri­day, April 6 to Sun­day, April 8.


FLOW­ERS as Bishop Tony Footitt ex­plores the mean­ing and sym­bol­ism of flow­ers on Wed­nes­day, May 2.

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OF OLD CAT­TON, near Nor­wich, via the medium of wheel­bar­rows! The vil­lage hor­ti­cul­tural club is or­gan­is­ing a trail of dec­o­rated wheel­bar­rows from May 7-13.


LEC­TURE will be given on Satur­day, May 19, in Ayl­sham parish church, by Rep­ton ex­pert Stephen Daniels, of the Univer­sity of Not­ting­ham.


COUN­TRY is the ti­tle of a fully-booked con­fer­ence led by the Nor­folk Gar­dens Trust, in Cromer on June 1-2, in­clud­ing vis­its to Rep­ton land­scapes.

Other events in­clude open gar­dens, tod­dler gar­den­ing ses­sions, a cel­e­bra­tory church ser­vice and chil­dren’s craft­ing. The Humphry Rep­ton 200 Sea­son has been put to­gether by peo­ple from Ayl­sham church, his­tory so­ci­ety and her­itage cen­tre, plus Broad­land Dis­trict Coun­cil, the Nor­folk Gar­dens Trust, the Na­tional Trust and Nor­wich School. humphryrep­ton.org.uk

Be­low left:The Humphry Rep­ton memo­rial gar­den next to the Ayl­sham parish church. The fa­mous land­scape gar­dener is buried in the church­yard

Above: Lord and Lady Walpole with their Rep­ton pic­tures

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