7:30pm - 8:30pm | Cost: £10
Join us for an evening with Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg, co-founders of Harris Bugg Studio, a values-driven and award-winning landscape design practice.
Charlotte and Hugo have won six gold medals, two silver gilts and two best in shows at RHS shows. Most recently their design for spinal injuries charity Horatio’s Garden won Best in Show at RHS Chelsea 2023, and was the first garden on Main Avenue to put the priorities of all those with different mobility needs at its heart. They have been called ‘pioneering design talents of their generation’ by the RHS and every garden they make is informed by a commitment to exceptional design and connecting people with nature. They create inclusive and immersive gardens located all over the UK and Europe encompassing high-end residential, public, botanic, commercial historic, and conservation landscapes. Storytelling, especially the weaving of narratives and stories of place is central to their approach. They often collaborate with independent craftspeople and skilled artisans to help add aesthetic and social value to their work. This, combined with an inventive and careful use of materials and plants ensures every gardens they make has a timeless quality.
In their talk the duo will discuss their design inspirations and how they approach the diverse range of projects they work on including the Kitchen Garden at RHS Bridgewater, with its edible forest garden, classic kitchen garden, and apothecary garden; a series of productive, traditional, and experimental garden rooms they designed for a private, rural estate in Oxfordshire; a garden on the Isle of Man inspired by the fusion of norse and Manx culture, and their work transforming the gardens surrounding an historic, Grade II listed farmhouse located within the Dorset AONB.
Pre talk supper
If you would like to enjoy a supper with us before the talk at 5.30pm, consisting of two-course and a small glass of wine, please add this in addition to your ticket(s).
Slow roasted pork belly with vegetable gratin, steamed greens and a marsala cream sauce
Mushroom bourguignon with creamed celeriac and carrots roasted with thyme (V)
Chestnut pavlova with clotted cream and pear compote
A vegan option is available. Please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any dietary requirements you may have.
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Event LocationBampfylde Hall
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG