Westonbirt School - it's History


Margie Hoffnung will take us through the development of this extraordinary Victorian vision, showing how the Holford family created these extraordinary gardens over several generations, and the recent stunning restoration work undertaken.

Westonbirt School - An Historical Introduction to the Gardens and the Holford Legacy  - Many of you will be familiar with the Arboretum at Westonbirt, but perhaps fewer of you have actually visited the school grounds at Westonbirt House, initially conceived by Robert Stayner Holford.  Drawing on archive material from various sources, including recently acquired information and photographs from the family of the architect of Westonbirt School,  Margie will take us through the development of this extraordinary Victorian vision.

      Wotton-under-Edge Civic Centre

2 Gloucester Street, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7DN

Friday 29th September 2023 at 7.30pm

     Visitors welcome.

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