We are delighted to announce that Dr. Laura Mayer will present a lecture at the Bath Royal Scientific and Literary Institution, Queen Square, Bath. BA1 2HN. on Saturday 26th November 2022 at 2.30pm
‘Verdure is the most Perfect Refreshment’ – Jane Austen & the English Landscape Garden
Landscape – whether real or imagined – nature, & her characters’ response to these inform each & every one of Jane Austen’s novels. Justly famous for her sharp social satire, Austen was also highly attuned to the shifting sensibilities surrounding landscape gardening, which had been gathering pace since the beginning of the eighteenth century.
Laura looks at the Bath connection to Austen and discusses the various gardens mentioned, whilst exploring Gilpin’s theories on the Gothic/ Picturesque, the fashion for garden visiting and the connections between Mansfield Park & Humphry Repton.
Details and booking arrangements may be found here