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Online Talk - A Flower Garden for the Duchess

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Online Talk - A Flower Garden for the Duchess

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30 July 2021
12noon
Free online talk


This free online talk with former Portland Collection curator, Derek Adlam, explores the history of Welbeck Abbey's great flower gardens through a rare series of glorious full-colour images.

In 1889, Winifred Anna Dallas-Yorke married the 6th Duke of Portland. They soon started work to renovate Welbeck Abbey. These extensive improvements included an impressive flower garden which was started around 1905.

The gardens included a quarter-mile long herbaceous border, fountains and balustrades, pergolas and a private sunken garden.

A rare collection of early colour images show the gardens in their full splendour. Stereoscopic autochromes were an early form of colour photography that used a special viewer to show images in 3D.

The Portland Collection includes an extraordinary series of 50 stereoscopic, autochrome colour photographs of Welbeck Abbey's gardens. They allow us to experience the glory of Duchess Winifred's gardens through incredibly vibrant, immersive images.

Derek Adlam is author of Tunnel Vision: The Enigmatic 5th Duke of Portland and The Great Collector: Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford.

To book a free place on his talk, please email info@harleygallery.co.uk
Places are limited to 100 participants.

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