Avon Gardens Trust Lecture.

Edwardian Country Life – the Story of H Avray Tipping

A lecture from Helena Gerrish to be held on Saturday 11 March 2023 at the Bath Royal Scientific and Literary Institution, Queen Square, Bath. BA1 2HN. Commencing 2.30 pm in the Elwin Room.

Henry Avray Tipping (1855-1933) was a wealthy Edwardian gentleman, a prolific and distinguished architectural historian and a garden designer of note.  As Architectural Editor of Country Life he made that magazine essential reading for everyone interested in Britain’s great country houses, their furnishings and their garden.  In this illustrated talk, Helena will focus on his own gardens in Monmouthshire, Mathern Palace, Mounton House and her own garden High Glanau Manor, as well as gardens he designed for others, notably at Chequers, Dartington Hall and Wyndcliffe Court


Following a MA in Garden History at Bristol University, Helena Gerrish has restored Tipping’s garden at High Glanau back to the original 1923 design.  She wrote Edwardian Country Life – The Story of H. Avray Tipping published by Frances Lincoln in 2011.  She has recently written Mounton House – the birth and rebirth of an Edwardian Home published by Lund Humphries in 2022.
Helena is Chairman of the Monmouthshire branch of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust

Tickets for this lecture are priced at £10 each to include refreshments. Booking is by Eventbrite using this link.

For further information contact Peter Hills 07748507166 or email- [email protected]

This lecture be supplemented by a garden visit to High Glanau and Wyndcliffe Court on 28th June 2023.

Getting to BRSLI, Bath

Use the Park & Ride from: Newbridge, Odd Down and Lansdown all into the City centre and a 5-10 minute walk to Queen Square.