The Homewood and Claremont House and Landscape Gardens

Please note: this event has now passed

Wednesday 8 July  

 10.30am
The Evolution of the Claremont Landscape
Philippa Barton

 12.00noon
Comfort, Convenience and Taste ; Capability Brown and Henry Holland at Claremont House
 Sarah Bowles

 Meeting Place
The Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, London SW5

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Saturday 11 July  

09.20am
Train departs for Esher, Surrey

 10.30am
Visit to the Homewood

The Homewood is a masterpiece of Modernist design; it was the architect Patrick Gwynne’s first house, designed in 1937 for his parents and where he himself lived all his life.  The concrete structure allows for spacious interiors which are filled with striking and ingenious furniture. The spectacular wall of glass in the sitting room fulfills his desire to integrate the house with the gardens and its wooded landscape setting.

12.00 noon
Visit to Claremont Landscape Garden

 Described as the noblest of any in Europe the gardens at Claremont, with the Belvedere Tower,  turfed amphitheatre and lake, are one of the earliest surviving examples of the eighteenth-century landscape garden, created by some of the great names in garden design – Charles Bridgeman, Sir John Vanbrugh and William Kent with modifications by  Capability Brown.

1.00pm
Lunch

2.30pm
Private visit to Claremont House with Pamela Rider, Claremont Fan Court School

Claremont House and estate was bought by Clive of India in 1768. He commissioned a new house from Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown who, helped by his young assistant Henry Holland, created a practical and convenient home with  elegant and  refined neo-classical  interiors which was finished in 1774. It was later home to Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold.

4.51pm
Train departs for London (arriving at 5.22pm)

 

Meeting Place
Waterloo Station

 

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