Avenues in the Garden

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on October 17, 2010

From The Garden History Society’s website:

Sarah Couch, “Avenues in the Landscape in the 17th and 18th Centuries”
Glasite Meeting House, Barony Street, Edinburgh, 1 November, 6:30pm

Couch has expertise in heritage landscape, horticulture and architecture, with a particular interest in historic avenues and their planting.

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As noted at Couch’s website:

Sarah is part of  Historic Environment Associates, a new interdisciplinary consultancy, specialising in the conservation of historic buildings and landscapes. As an architect, Sarah is also qualified in heritage landscape and horticulture. She has worked on many historic landscape projects, either on her own account or as part of a team, combining this with teaching and lecturing. . . She has  undertaken conservation work for English Heritage and the Garden History Society.

Her publications on avenues include:

  • “Avenue Planting 1660-1850: A Framework for Conservation Practice,” thesis, London, Architectural Association, 1991.
  • “The Practice of Avenue Planting in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries,” Garden History 20 (Autumn 1992): 173-200.
  • “Trees in Line for Conservation,” Landscape Design (October 1992): 43-46.
  • “Conservation of Avenue Trees,” Arboricultural Journal 18 (1994): 307-20.
  • “The  Conservation of Avenues in the Historic Landscape: Issues, Method, and Practice,” in Giardini, contesto, paesaggio (Milan 2005).

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