Presentation by Tim Lindsay
Tim Lindsay, Virginia Robinson Gardens’ Superintendent, along with museum professionals from around the world, toured and studied magnificent 16th century English country homes and, in some cases, the private apartments of current owners, including the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth House.
The audience will be taken on a journey back to a time when the English aristocracy shared their time between properties in London and their lavish summer country homes. Great wealth, fabulous taste in art and furnishings, along with political wit, helped attract the attention and perhaps a visit by the King and Queen. Tim will explore how families inhabited, enjoyed, furnished and staffed their country homes with regard to this opulent life style. A general review of architectural styles of the 16th century country home along with a glimpse into gardens created by Capability Brown and William Kent will be discussed.