South and Mid Glamorgan

South and Mid Glamorgan Branch

The South and Mid Glamorgan branch ....

Events

Tuesday 26th September at 6.30 pm in the Carriage House Hall at Insole Court, Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2LN

Talk by Marion Davies entitled 'Landscape and Character in Jane Austen's Novels'

"No, no ; stay where you are.  You are charmingly group'd, and appear to uncommon advantage.  The picturesque would be spoilt by admitting a fourth. Goodbye"".

The talk will look at how Darcy and Elizabeth are forever joined by their love of the picturesque, and how Jane Austen's knowledge of Humphry Repton influenced Mansfield Park. 

Marion will be assisted by Judith Hart.

We will be able to visit the Court after the talk (as seen on TV!).

Visitors welcome.

£10 per person for talk and glass of wine with the profit going to the Despenser Gardens Summerhouse restoration fund.

There is plenty of parking at Insole Court.

We need to know numbers by 20th September 2017.

 Booking form available here. 

Tuesday November 14th. 2017 at 10.30 am. in the Drawing Room, Insole Court, Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2LN

Talk by Rosie James on the Pettigrew family

We will meet in the Potting Shed café from 10.00am to gather and go into the house.

Rosie is Principal Landscape Officer at Cardiff County Council and will talk about the Pettigrew family.

The development of Cardiff's parks owes much to one family, Andrew Pettigrew and his three sons, William, Hugh and Andrew.  Many of the parks’ features in Bute Park, Sophia Gardens, Pontcanna Fields and Roath Park were created by the Pettigrews.

For more information please see http://www.cardiffparks.org.uk/pettigrew/index.shtml

£7 per person, to include a donation to Cardiff Parks Department.

Visitors welcome.

There is plenty of parking at Insole Court.

We need to know numbers by 7th. November 2017.

Booking form available here 

Please return booking forms and cheque to: Val Caple, Milestone, Penllyn, Cowbridge CF71 7RQ