Annual Garden Tour

Great Gardens & Houses of Dorset

Dates:

Monday, May 30 – Friday, June 3, 2022

The county known to many through the novels of Thomas Hardy is exceptionally rich in country houses and gardens as well as idyllic landscapes.

The gardens benefit from the mild climate, exemplified by the range of plants grown in the garden at Compton Acres, and we shall visit a wide variety of gardens, from the early example of landscape gardening at Stourhead to the recent award-winning garden at Mapperton and the pioneering approach to permaculture at Deans Court.

To learn more about this trip and about Heritage Circle membership and benefits, contact Jan Lizza at jlizza@royal-oak.org or 212-480-2889, ext. 205

Exclusively for Heritage Circle members. Click here to join the Heritage Circle.

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Rome with Heritage Circle

with Lecturer Frank Dabell

Dates:

Monday, October 17 – Saturday, October 22, 2022

This very special trip to Rome will be the second in a trilogy of tours to Italy designed for the Heritage Circle Members.

No country had a greater influence on British architecture and taste than Italy. The purpose of these tours is to explore the relationship between Italy and England during the heyday of the Grand Tour in the 17th and 18th centuries. Patrons will be able to learn about how Italian art and architecture directly influenced the architecture, interiors and landscapes of the great British country houses and gardens, while also enjoying Italy’s magnificent art and architecture in its own right – and of course wonderful Italian food!

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