Expert Theatre
Time: 
Thursday 21 June 13:15

When the eminent Victorian artist Lord Frederick Leighton, a leading member of the Holland Park circle of artists, built his studio house in 1866 he also set out a garden which remains almost unchanged today.  

When the eminent Victorian artist Lord Frederick Leighton, a leading member of the Holland Park circle of artists, built his studio house in 1866 he also set out a garden which remains almost unchanged today.  This talk will trace the garden’s varying fortunes from Lord Leighton’s time and after his death in 1896, its restoration in the mid 1990s and finally the current work to reinvigorate the planting plan.  It will look at where the garden sits within the Victorian garden styles of the time and some of the challenges faced when maintaining a city garden both in the late 1800s and today. 

Speaker(s): 
Patricia Maitland

Patricia Maitland trained in garden design and latterly garden and landscape history. She works with a team of volunteers which is currently restoring the garden of the Leighton House Museum.