The Berkshire Gardens Trust’s 2012 Spring Lecture by Chris Sumner
Chris Sumner, architect and garden historian, will be speaking about the restoration of Strawberry Hill House and its garden, one of the many delights along this part of the Thames near Twickenham to the west of London.
In October 2011, the Trustees of the Strawberry Hill Trust were delighted to become a joint winner of the Georgian Group’s prestigious architectural award. Chris is well positioned to explore the challenges and highlights of Strawberry Hill’s Heritage Lottery Funded project. A founder member of the London Parks & Gardens Trust, which he chaired for three years, he is currently Chairman of the Trust’s Planning and Conservation working group.
Chris has worked for the Greater London Council’s Historic Buildings Division and for English Heritage concerned with historic buildings and historic landscapes in London.
Venue: The Barn, Goosecroft Lane, off Beech Road, Purley on Thames, Reading, RG8 8DR.
Time: The doors will open at 7.30pm and the talk will start at 8pm. Come early and enjoy a glass of wine and some light refreshments.
Booking: To reserve a place, please download the flyer below, complete and detach the section below and send it with a cheque for the full amount to: BGT at 124A Barkham Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 2RP. There may also be some places available at the door on the night.
For information about Strawberry Hill and opening times please ring 020 8744 1241 or visit their website www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk.
Places £6 for BGT members, £8 for non-members, obtainable by sending a cheque made out to Berkshire Gardens Trust and an sae to 124A Barkham Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 2RP.
Please phone 0118 984 3504 if you have any queries or would like to join BGT or visit berks-gardens-trust-org.uk if you have any questions about us.