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IWGT Events Programme for 2017

Theme: From Picturesque to Gardenesque

Join us on a journey from the irregular, varied and often spectacular picturesque of the late 18th century through the more relaxed period of Jane Austen and the Regency with its flouncing shrubberies to the early gardenesque which centred on plants displayed to their best advantage in gardens which were works of art and not to be mistaken for works of nature.


Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Annual General Meeting

Venue: Northwood House, Cowes

The AGM at 3.30 pm will be preceded by guided tours of the house (limited places) and we are delighted that it will be followed by an illustrated talk by Dr Freya Johnston who will tell us more about Jane Austen and how she used garden settings in her books.

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Christmas Lunch

Venue: The Royal Hotel, Ventnor

For further information please email


 2016 Capability Brown Celebrations

Historic descriptions and illustrations can be viewed on the Appuldurcombe page of this website and further information and links to the papers presented by expert speakers at the IWGT 2016 Capability Brown Festival can be found on the Projects page.

Aerial photographs of Brown sites, including 48 views of Appuldurcombe in 2015, have been published by Historic England and can be viewed here.

How to Book IWGT Events

Please email Events Organiser Patsy Thompson to book a place at any event or for more information at

Or click here for a copy of the booking forms which can be printed and returned to the address shown  with your payment

2017 Programme

MARCH - a day of interest

Tuesday 21st  Gardens of the Picturesque and Regency Period

APRIL - an illustrated evening talk

Wednesday 19th  An Island Legacy

MAY  - an afternoon film and tea

Sunday 14th   Pride and Prejudice

JUNE - a self-drive day trip

Tuesday 6th East Grove, Lymington and the Cadland Estate, Fawley

JULY - a 3 night mainland visit

Monday 3rd - Thursday 6th Trip to the West Country

JULY - an afternoon and evening visit

Thursday 20th Rylstone Gardens and Shanklin Chine

SEPTEMBER - an investigation

Tuesday 12th  Garden History Detective Day at Barton Manor


Tuesday 3rd Annual General Meeting at Northwood House


Saturday 2nd Christmas Lunch at the Royal Hotel in Ventnor

Please see below for further details

Northwood in 1823