Public Transport

The nearest Railway Station is Kings Cross / St Pancras International, a 20 minute walk to the venue. By tube: the nearest stations are Russell Square (Piccadilly) and Holborn (Central line), both within a 10 minute walk.

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10.30am       Doors open

10.45am       Welcome, Clive Aslet, Chair of the Lutyens Trust

11am            Lecture 1: Cherrill Sands (Garden Historian)

A Perfect Partnership: the artist and the architect

Cherrill Sands is a garden historian with an MA in the Conservation of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens. She has been engaged as Historical Consultant at Painshill Landscape Garden in Surrey since 2004. Cherrill is a former Chair of the Surrey Gardens Trust and remains a member of the Research team.

11.40am       Lecture 2: Sarah Dickinson (Surrey Gardens Trust)

Gertrude Jekyll’s Legacy: The Challenges of Conserving ‘works of art’ created out of plants

Following a first career as a property lawyer in the City and alongside a second as a professional garden designer, Sarah pursued her interest in garden history and conservation with an MSc from Bath University. Between 2015 and 2022, she was on the board of the Gardens Trust. Sarah became Chair of the Surrey Gardens Trust in 2018 and embarked on a project to help facilitate the digital copying of the Gertrude Jekyll documents and plans relating to Surrey archived at the University of California, Berkeley, known as the Reef Point Collection.

Sarah is now embarking on a PhD thesis at the University of Buckingham.

12.20pm      Screening of Munstead Wood a film by the Lutyens Trust and

Lutyens Trust America, with Clive Aslet and Annabel Watts

12.45pm      Panel 1: Owners, how do you look after, and live, in these works of art? Robert Atkins and Douglas Mancini with Charlotte Atkins,

Carole Mancini, Sarah Dickinson and Paul Gallivan (National Trust Gardens Consultant for London and Southeast Region, Paul is on secondment from his Head Gardener role at Woolbeding Gardens and Petworth. Paul looks after 35 gardens including Munstead Wood.)

1.15pm        Lunch, sandwiches and refreshments will be served in the

Master’s Room at the front of the building.

2pm             Lecture 3: Charles Hind (Lutyens Trust)

Hestercombe and Great Dixter – a study in contrasts

Charles Hind is Chief Curator and H.J. Heinz Curator of Drawings at the RIBA. He was previously a Cataloguer at the British Library, followed by 7 years as an Expert in the British Watercolours Department at Sotheby’s.

Charles is Deputy Chair of the Lutyens Trust and will succeed Clive Aslet as Chair in June. He is also a trustee at Great Dixter and Hestercombe both with Lutyens and/or Jekyll connections.

2.40pm        Lecture 4: Caroline Ikin (National Trust)

Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood: the home of the ‘artist- gardener’

Dr Caroline Ikin is National Trust Curator at Munstead Wood. She has previously worked in museums and for the Gardens Trust and her research interest is in nineteenth century art, architecture and gardens. She is author of The Victorian Garden (2012), The Victorian Gardener (2014), The Kitchen Garden (2017) and has written for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Garden History, Furniture History, Museums Journal and various other publications, and was awarded the Mavis Batey Essay Prize in 2022. She  has lectured widely, including at the Gardens Trust, V&A, Furniture History Society, Watts Gallery and Oxford University.

3.20pm        Tea break

3.50pm        Panel 2: Opening to the public, and plans for Munstead.

Caroline Ikin and Paul Gallivan (NT, Munstead) with Charles Hind and Nick Lewis (NT, Lindisfarne)

4.20pm        Concluding remarks with Clive Aslet

4.30pm        Finish

Nedi & Bumps: a Creative Alliance. Gertrude Jekyll & Edwin Lutyens Study Day.

Saturday 9 March 2024, 10:30am-4:30pm

The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT

The Lutyens Trust welcomes you to a special 40th anniversary event, taking place in central London. Inspired by the National Trust’s recent acquisition of Gertrude Jekyll’s home, Munstead Wood, designed in collaboration with the young Lutyens. This lively day will explore their unique and ingenious working relationship with inspiring lectures, discussions and a screening of our newly created film on Munstead Wood, featuring Clive Aslet and Annabel Watts.

We are pleased to be able to offer this study day both in person and online. Those attending in person can look forward to refreshments and a delicious buffet lunch in the stunning setting of the Art Workers’ Hall and Master’s Room, where Lutyens was once Master.

Speakers include: Cherrill Sands, Sarah Dickinson, Charles Hind and Caroline Ikin. There will also be panel discussions with owners of Lutyens / Jekyll properties.

We look forward to welcoming old friends and new.

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