The Garden Museum invites you to take a punt on the The Great Humphry Repton Raffle, and a chance to win a stay luxury in a Repton landscape, or even a Red Book of your own…
A message from Christopher Woodward, Director:
“18th-century society loved a Lottery. Lotteries paid to build The British Museum, Westminster Bridge, and even to fight Napoleon.
So when brainstorming how to raise money to help us celebrate Humphry Repton, we thought what better way than with a raffle. This has been our most expensive exhibition ever, with precious and delicate loans from all around the globe – from Windsor Castle to the United States – and we’ve been very lucky in our support by individual donors, the Oak Spring Garden Foundation, and our sponsors City & Country.
Three supporters of the Museum have donated three exceptional prizes to help get us to a final target of £92,000, and George Carter – a designer who has taken Repton’s spirit into the 21st-century – has given us a ticket design:
Humphry Repton loved anything new. He’d have bought a ticket, and we hope you will too!”
1st Prize – Replica Red Books for Sheringham, Attingham and Antony
Tickets for the Great Humphry Repton Raffle will cost £5, or £40 for ten, and can be bought online or in the Museum. If you buy two tickets online you will be given free entry to the exhibition.
The Red Books of Humphry Repton (The Basilisk Press: London, 1976), a set of three stunning facsimilie Red Books – Antony House, Attingham Park and Sheringham Hall – accompanied by an explanatory volume by Edward Malins. Only 515 copies of this limited edition set were ever printed, meticulously reproduced in collotype and printed on wove paper as close as possible to the Whatman paper Repton himself used.
A two-night stay for two people in the best available room at Hotel Endsleigh, Devon, situated in Repton’s historic landscape. Your stay will be inclusive of a full English breakfast each morning, and a pricate tour of the gardens with Endsleigh’s Head Gardener.
2nd Prize – a two-night stay at Hotel Endsleigh
A two-night stay for two at The Gunton Arms, Norfolk, in the deer parkland of Repton’s Gunton Park, exclusive of alcohol.
The closing date for the raffle is the 31st January 2019.
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