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In Celebration! The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden

Thursday 17th October 2019, 2:00pm

Landscape parks and gardens are the archetypal setting for English country houses. They are traditionally seen as three dimensional works of art – pictures created from trees, grass and water, occasionally punctuated by a carefully placed garden building, or eye-catcher. So often they are depicted as quiet places, almost devoid of life, but these beautiful pictures were made to be lived in, used and enjoyed.

The talk is based on Kate’s book, The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden, which sets out to re-populate the garden and park, illustrating that lakes were for sailing and fishing, smooth turf lent itself to fast carriage driving and eye-catchers provided escape from the busy country house, for quiet retreat and select private parties.

Dr Kate Felus is a garden historian and historic landscape consultant. She is an expert on the social history of eighteenth and early nineteenth century designed landscapes.

Tickets: £7.50 / £5.00 for Friends of The Fan Museum.

Includes Museum entrance plus tea, coffee and biscuits following the lecture.

Early booking is essential as all similar events at the Museum have sold out many weeks in advance.

Please telephone the Museum on 020 8305 1441 or click the Eventbrite link below to purchase your ticket. For further information please contact


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Adults: £5.00
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The Fan Museum will be closed to the public from Monday March 16 2020

Following careful consideration of the current course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to implement a planned closure of The Fan Museum. We have made this decision in the interests of the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, partners and visitors. We are not aware of any specific health risk to staff or visitors.

We will continue to conduct as much of our work as we can remotely. For any enquiries please email