• Clinton Lodge, Fletching
  • Coates Manor, Fittleworth
  • Isfield Place
  • The Oast House, Isfield
  • Pashley Manor
  • "Hot Bed of Unrest" at Turners House (left) and Old Vicarage (centre and right), both Nr Heathfield
  • Wakehurst Place
  • Clinton Lodge, Fletching

2018 Programme of Garden Visits, Study Days and Lectures

Each year SGT organises a programme of lectures, study days and garden visits to help our members and their guests learn about garden heritage and enjoy the opportunity to meet likeminded people.

The programme for 2018 is curently being planned but some preliminary details are shown below.


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Celebrating Humphry Repton 2018

Humphry Repton was the last in a line of great eighteenth century landscape designers and he worked on hundreds of estates across England. 2018 will be the 200th anniversary of his death and there will be celebrations, exhibitions, lectures and study days across the country to celebrate his life and achievements.

Here in Sussex we are already working on a publication of research articles about Repton sites in our county. We are also collaborating with Kent Gardens Trust in organising and promoting several study days and lectures.

Organised by SGT on Saturday 16th June 2018 10am - 4pm. Humphry Repton Study Day at Brightling Park, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5HH

We are very pleased to have secured two renowned lecturers, John Phibbs and Laura Mayer, and the programme will also include a presentation on Brightling Park. A guided tour of the Park, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch will be included.

Repton produced a “Red Book” for the park but how much was implemented remains unclear. What we do know is that Brightling Park is a fascinating time capsule little changed over the past 150 years.

Full details and a booking form will be announced in the new year. Places will be limited but you can reserve a place now by sending an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Organised by KGT:

Saturday 19th May at Riverhill Gardens Sevenoaks. Lecture by John Phibbs on The Unlikely genius of Humphry Repton

Monday 22nd October 2018 10am - 4pm. Humphry Repton Study Day at Cobham Hall, Nr Gravesend, Kent, DA12 3BL

The Cobham day will concentrate on the history of the garden at Cobham, what Repton achieved there and the restoration work that has taken place.