March 2017


Preview of the year to come...

With spring in mind, I thought the above 'Green Sheep' by Geraldine Knight was most appropriate to start this new format newsletter. 

Apologies for our 'preview of the year' being so late - what with the new catalogue and our new website it's all been a bit much....

To start, it is always nice to be able to promote a book and garden in which we have been involved - so please see below details on Lord and Lady Heseltine's beautiful garden at Thenford.  

To charity, we will be supporting  again this year a musical scholarship and a disabled children's horseriding camp, with all proceeds from valuations of sculpture and antique garden ornament benefitting these two worthy causes.

To events, information and links below to a succession of interesting exhibitions and shows that we will be attending this year, namely; The Gardens Illustrated Festival at Westonbirt Arboretum, The Cotswold Art and Antique Dealers' Association Fair at Blenheim Palace, The Cheslea Flower Show, Decorex International Design Show at Syon Park London and a trip to LA LA Land to say Hi to our American clients at the American Society of Landscape Architects' Conference.

To review, you will also see below a polite request to review 'Architectural Heritage' for 'Houzz' - a professional design website, anything you have to say will be much appreciated as we join the digital age.

To conclude, our Latest Stock email will follow soonest along with the results of the catalogue quiz for the Chelsea Flower Show Tickets.

As ever, thank you for your interest and I very much look forward to being assistance to you this year.

With best regards

Alex

THENFORD GARDENS, ARBORETUM AND BOOK

Lord and Lady Heseltine's Garden at Thenford
We are proud to be associated with Thenford having supplied garden ornament and stone troughs over a number of years.

Today, the garden at Thenford has an arboretum which contains more than 3,500 different species of trees and shrubs, including rare plants which were wild-collected by well known plantsmen including Roy Lancaster OBE, Allen Coombes, Keith Rushforth and Chris Chadwell. It is also well-known for its sculpture garden.

The creation of an English Garden is the story of one garden and one family, over a 40-year time period.  
In their own words, Michael and Anne Heseltine describe the ups and downs of how they set about transforming and expanding a wild, overgrown and often dilapidated woodland into the magnificent garden they have today.

The book beautifully illustrated over 320 pages tells the personal story of the creation of an extraordinary garden, which will delight horticultural experts and novices alike.
 
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ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE IS PROUD TO SUPPORT...

Michael Bochmann String Courses
Architectural Heritage are proud co-sponsors of an educational project supporting residential string courses hosted by world renowned musical artist Michael Bochmann. 

Michael and his wife Gina, in their converted barns just down the road from us here in the Cotswolds, host a music school for young professional string players who  are given coaching and support as they embark on their chamber music careers. Workshops and masterclasses are held in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and London, with classical music being taken into local schools inspiring the next generation.

Michael Bochman is Leader of the Bochmann String Quartet and Concertmaster of the English String Orchestra is, Professor of violin and chamber music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Director of Water City Music at the Tower of London

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Wylye Valley Disabled Children's Riding Charity

Set up in 1970 by my grandparents, Bill and Joan Puddy, MBEs both, the horseriding camp has been an annual event where physically disabled children between the ages of 11 and 16 can experience a real camping holiday. With dedicated teams of volunteer helpers, the children spend a week during the summer holidays under canvas in a Wiltshire field, riding every day alongside many other fun activities. 

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EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS

Gardens Illustrated Festival  
Westonbirt School, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 March 

We are pleased to be exhibiting at the Gardens Illustrated Festival, taking place at the magnificent Westonbirt School in the heart of the Cotswolds. Enjoy a fascinating programme of talks from leading experts, self-guided garden tours, garden plant and design clinics and a shopping marquee full of gorgeous garden wares (that's us!).
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The Cotswold Art & Antique Dealers' Association Fair 
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Thursday 30 March - Sunday 2 April

This is the sixth year for the Blenheim Fair run by the CADA. It has cultivated a strong following of enthusiastic collectors, professional consultants and interior designers alike. The fair showcases some of the best specialist provincial art and antique dealers in the country, in the magnificent setting of Blenheim Palace. 
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The Royal Chelsea Hospital, Chelsea, London
Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 May 

The world's most prestigious flower show that inspires millions through showcasing the best in garden design. Not much more to say really than we are proud to be exhibiting once more, 30 years and counting..

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Decorex International
Syon Park, London
Sunday 17 - Wednesday 20 September 

Decorex is internationally renowned for being THE event to discover the very best, and most coveted products from their unrivalled collection of 400 hand-selected exhibitors - we are pleased to be one of them.

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American Society of Landscape Architects
Annual Meeting and EXPO
Los Angeles, California, USA
Friday 20 - Monday 23 October 

ASLA host an Annual Meeting and EXPO each year, the world's largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students ? some 6,000 attendees get access to more than 130 continuing educational sessions and events and more than 450 exhibitors' products and services in one central location - that's where we will be.

 

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ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE REVIEW REQUEST

A Polite Review Request for Houzz

Houzz is a well-respected professional design website and a s a loyal and much appreciated client, I thought to kindly ask if you would be able to write a review for Architectural Heritage? To do this, please click on the Houzz logo to the left and follow the link to write a review - anonymously should you wish.

Thank you for your time in helping our small company join the digital age...
 
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