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:
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.
Hear the GOSPEL OF WILD
FLOWERS as Bishop Tony Footitt explores the meaning and symbolism of flowers on Wednesday, May 2.
Find out more about the HISTORY
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.
The REPTON MEMORIAL
LECTURE will be given on Saturday, May 19, in Aylsham parish church, by Repton expert Stephen Daniels, of the University of Nottingham.
THE PROPHET IN HIS OWN
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