Spring is just around the corner and we can look forward to spending more time outdoors and enjoying our gardens.
We’ve chosen some items from our special collections with a garden theme. All of the items are from our collection of art treasures.
This delightful image is of a design for Attingham Park, Shropshire by Humphrey Repton. Repton was a landscape gardener in the eighteenth century, widely considered to be the successor to Capability Brown. He produced a series of Red Books to show clients what he envisaged for their park. The books are beautifully illustrated with watercolours and explanatory notes. The pictures have overlays to show ‘before’ and ‘after’ views of the park.