Archbishop's Palace garden given new lifePosted: 10th Oct 2017
Visitors enjoying the garden in September
Over the last few years the Archbishop's Palace garden in Maidstone has been refurbished and replanted by the Trust. You can read more about the work we have done on the Conservation page of the website. The photograph shows members of the public looking round the garden on the Heritage Open day in September this year when the Archbishop's Palace was also open. All Saints Church is in the background. The garden is open on most days so do pay a visit and take a look!
Capability Brown comes to Maidstone!Posted: 11th Feb 2017
North Cray Place
Kent Gardens Trust and the Kent History and Library Centre have teamed up to mount an exhibition of Capability Brown's work in Kent. The exhibition will be held at the Kent History and Library Centre (James Whatman Way, Maidstone ME14 1LQ) and will run from 11th March to 3rd April and, again, from 1st to 31st July during library opening hours. The exhibition will include images from our book 'Capability Brown in Kent' together with a range of archive material provided by the Library, some of which has been rarely seen before. Do drop in if you happen to be in Maidstone - it's free!
Capability Brown exhibition at BexleyPosted: 1st Feb 2017
We will have a stand at the Local Family History Fair at Hall Place, Bexley on Sunday 5th March. We will be exhibiting Brown's work at North Cray Place and Ingress. Watch this space for more details and also for information about our forthcoming exhibition of Brown's work in Kent to be held at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone.
Great reaction to 'Capability Brown in Kent'!Posted: 6th Jun 2016
Valence in the early19th century
Many of you will have now read our new book 'Capability Brown in Kent' which was published towards the end of April 2016. We are delighted that many mainstream bookshops as well as most National Trust properties have agreed to sell the book. Sales are looking good so far. We are also really pleased that many eminent commentators have made very favourable comments about the book. Here are just two examples:
Professor Tom Williamson of University of East Anglia said 'What a wonderful book! Nice text, scholarly yet readable and beautifully produced. Congratulations to all concerned'.
Professor Michael Mullett of Lancaster University said 'This is a superb example of a collaborative production and you are all to be warmly congratulated - a lovely book in every sense, with beautiful illustrations on nearly every page and all at under £10. It will be well received'.
Go to our Capability Brown page for details of how to buy your copy.