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Repton at Gott's Park: The Original Landscape Gardener
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
A North of England Horticultural Society exhibition for last year’s Harrogate Autumn Flower Show,comes to Gott’s Park. Tracing the life and works of the 18th century’s last great landscape designer in the north of England, the exhibition at Gott’s Park Mansion will focus on Humphry Repton’s commission for Benjamin Gott at Armley, now Gott’s Park.
Keen to fill the gap left by the death of the renowned Capability Brown, his overnight success was largely attributed, not only to his talent for design, but also to the Red Book he produced for clients to help them visualise his plans.
The original Red Book for Armley House is at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation in the USA.A specially commissioned digital animation of the Armley Red Book narrated by Jeremy Irons will also be on display, allowing visitors to step inside and experience the magic of Repton’s designs.
Alongside the exhibition, guided walks and other events will be taking place in Gott’s & Armley Parks.
For more information visit the Wade’s Charity website: www.wadescharity.org/repton
The exhibition is hosted by Gott’s Park Golf Club Community Interest Company, in association with Wade’s Charity and Leeds City Council Parks & Countryside Service, with support from the North of England Horticultural Society (Harrogate Flower Shows), The Garden Museum, London, The Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, The Yorkshire Gardens Trust, GARLAND (The Garden & Heritage Trust, York), and the Friends of Armley & Gott’s Park.
Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.
The Repton at Gott's Park Exhibition is FREE - just turn up between 10am and 3pm
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