Edwardian Gardens

Continuing Professional Development Event
Lotherton Hall
Lotherton 1


Valuing Our Historic Garden Heritage


9.30 am Coffee and Registration

10.00 am Welcome and Introduction
Adam Toole, Curator, Temple Newsam and Lotherton Hall, Leeds C.C.
Maria Akers, Senior Estates Manager, Temple Newsam and Lotherton Hall, Leeds C.C.

10.10 Lotherton: a Garden in Time 1:

  • The Wider World Context of the late 19th century
  • Leading Figures in Fashion in late 19th century Garden Design

Mette Eggen, Landscape Architect, Historic Research and author of The Edwardian Garden at Lotherton Hall’

10.25 Lotherton: a Garden in Time 2:

  • The Late 19th century and the Impact of the Discovery and Introduction of Hardy Plants from Asia on Gardens and Gardening

John Grimshaw, Director of the Yorkshire Arboretum

11.10 Break for Coffee/Tea

11.25 Lotherton Gardens and Parkland: Creation and Layout 1898 - 1949

  • Frederick and Gwendolen Gascoigne at Lotherton
  • Gwendolen - Unique Family Context + Influences

Garden designer and creator, Mette Eggen

12.10 Lotherton Gardens and Parkland: A Unique Edwardian Garden - recent developments
Jane Furse, Landscape Architect, Historic Park and Garden Specialist

12.35 Questions

12.45 Lunch in the Stableyard Cafe

13.50 Challenges and Successes of historic garden restoration - an inspirational story
Chris Flynn, Head Gardener at Dyffryn, National Trust of Wales

14.30 Rebirth - the Economic case for Garden renovation and renewal
Chris Flynn

14.45 Questions

15.00 Guided Visit to Lotherton’s Gardens and Parkland

16.30 Summing Up - Meet in the Stableyard Café courtyard for Afternoon tea and cake

Lotherton 2

We have made the cost of this day accessibly priced thanks to our partnership with Leeds CC and we have allocated some free places for horticultural apprentices and students. 

Booking info

Closing date for booking 31st May 2022

Cost: £40 per person 

Some free places are available for garden/horticulture apprentices and students studying heritage horticulture. Please e-mail: conservation@yorkshiregardenstrust.org.uk with your details and proof of your apprenticeship/studentship to book a free place.

Speedy booking is advised.

How to book

  1. Email conservation@yorkshiregardenstrust.org.uk with your details: name and occupation, telephone number, address (including post code) and email address
  2. Send payment either by
  • cheque: post a cheque made out to Yorkshire Gardens Trust to: YGT Conservation, 43 Richmond Road, Skeeby, Richmond DL10 5DX. Please write your full name and telephone number on the back of the cheque.
  • on-line payment by BACS, please arrange a bank transfer of £40 to: Yorkshire Gardens Trust, Account number: 25555237, Sort Code: 05-09-94, Reference: LHEG xxxxx (your surname)

Bookings will only be confirmed once payment has been received. In case of queries, tel 01748 822617