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Wentworth Castle, for decades relatively unknown in the world of British Heritage preservation, appeared on the BBC's popular 'Restoration' program and was awarded an unprecedented restoration grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2003. Neglect in the twentieth century left the gardens run down, yet still reflecting the intentions and life of their eighteenth-century designer. After several years of careful and costly work, the gardens will open to the public in Spring 2007.

Sir Tho

Fri, February 23, 2007 | Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206

3:00 PM

Michael Charlesworth is an Associate Professor of Art and Art History. He has written about garden history and the Gothic revival. His book Landscape and Vision in Nineteenth-Century Britain and France will be published in February 2008.

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