https://www.americanancestors.org/events/gardens-and-landscapes-castle-howard-past-present-and-future Online event
Boston, MA 02110
Art, History, Virtual
Presented by Dr. Christopher Ridgway, Curator at Castle Howard
It is said that you can trace the entire history of England’s gardens without ever straying outside of the county of Yorkshire. It boasts a wide range of garden types and styles from various periods. These include Hackfall, Brodsworth Hall, Harewood House, Burton Constable, Newby Hall, Mount Grace Priory, Wentworth Castle, Fountains Abbey, and Scampston Hall, to name but a few. The jewel in this embarrassment of Yorkshire riches is Castle Howard. In this two-week course, Dr. Christopher Ridgway, Curator at Castle Howard, will briefly survey gardens across the region before chronicling the story of the landscape at Castle Howard. Note: The focus of this course will be on design, history, and influences of the created landscape, not the choices of or arrangement of flora.