Kiftsgate Court Gardens: Three Generations of Women Gardeners
Perched on the edge of the Cotswold Hills, Kiftsgate Court is a family home and garden that has been loved and cultivated by the same family for over 100 years. Three generations of women gardeners have left their mark, each building on the legacy of the previous owner. When Jack and Heather Muir bought the Grecian-fronted Victorian house in 1919, Heather, without any horticultural training, started to layout the Kiftsgate garden straight away. Heather’s daughter, Diany Binny continued the family gardening tradition during the 1950s and quickly became an accomplished plants woman. Since the late 1980s, her daughter Anne Chambers and her husband Johnny have brought the garden into the 21st century. In this illustrated lecture Anne and Johnny Chambers will tell their personal tale of Kiftsgate, including family anecdotes and stories. They will show design features of this stunning garden and explain their plans for its future.
Thank you to our cultural co-sponsors: The Colonial Dames of America; Washington Decorative Arts Forum; Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Southern California Chapter; The American Scottish Foundation