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Jules Hudson Talk on Walled Gardens and Lunch

Posted on May 1, 2018

On June 30th Jules Hudson will talk about his book on English walled gardens in general, and the walled garden at Newport House in particular, with a visit of the garden and a light lunch served in the house.

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Saturday 30th June (10.30am start): The Cart Shed's Literary Lunch at Newport House with Jules Hudson author of recently published Walled Gardens.

Join writer and broadcaster Jules Hudson and hear first hand about his fascinating voyage of discovery around some of Britain s most beautiful and productive walled kitchen gardens.

For centuries, walled gardens have provided a wealth of food, fruit and flowers for our great houses. Beginning as simple medieval enclosures, they evolved into powerful status symbols and centres of world-class horticultural expertise. Yet during the 20th century their fortunes failed, and most were lost or abandoned, as were many of the skills needed to run them. Happily, today many have been revived.

From the fairy-tale enclosure of Knightshayes Court in Devon to the garden that Churchill built by hand at Chartwell in Kent, from the recently revived garden at Blickling in Norfolk to the atmospheric ruins at Plas Newydd in North Wales, and the stunningly restored gardens of Newport House, Walled Gardens is the perfect guide for anyone who shares a fascination for these unique and enchanting spaces.

Well known for presenting the BBC s series Escape to the Country and Countryfile , Jules Hudson is an archaeologist and historian. 

Jules will take guests round the walled garden at Newport House, and guests will be served a sumptuous finger buffet created with some of the wonderful produce grown in Newport House's walled gardens.

Tickets for the talk, tour and lunch are £35.

All profits go to The Cart Shed.

To book and for info: info@thecartshed.co.uk