Camilla Beresford Projects

Major projects have included

  • full-length studies of Stowe, Farnborough Hall, Hardwick Hall, Croome Court, Prior Park, Woburn Abbey, and Wrest Park
  • restoration projects include the flower gardens at Audley End, the children’s gardens at Osborne, and the Avenue Gardens, Regent’s Park
  • work on the short landscape summaries for English Heritage’s Register of Buildings at Risk
  • research for Public Inquiries
  • Quinquennial Inspections for Natural England
  • eight years (1997-2005) as a Consultant Inspector for English Heritage’s Register of Parks and Gardens
  • the research and analysis for the history and significance sections on numerous Conservation Management Plans, working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • publications for English Heritage including a themed study on Garden Squares (2003) and Durability Guaranteed: Pulhamite Rockwork (2008)

More recent research includes

  • the Elizabethan and Jacobean landscapes at Hardwick Hall, Chastleton House, Holdenby House, and Charlton House
  • the design development of Windsor Castle and environs
  • the seventeenth and eighteenth century landscapes at Bretton Hall (the landscape setting for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park), Duncombe Park Terrace, Grimsthorpe Castle, Hagley Hall, Lowther Castle, Southill Park, Wimpole Hall, Burley-on-the-Hill, Ditchley Park, Dogmersfield Park, and Donington Park
  • the garden development at Great Dixter, the family home of Nathaniel Lloyd and his son, the plantsman Christopher Lloyd. Now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust
  • the garden development at Chartwell, the family home of Winston Churchill
  • the landscape development of Sheringham Park, designed by Humphry Repton in 1812
  • the landscape development of the New Park at Stowe
  • the development of the landscape at Horton Court, which has an early 16th century ambulatory or loggia
  • the development of Coleshill house, garden, and park from the 17th to 19th century
  • articles and a presentation on Humphry Repton in 2018, the bicentenary of his death: The Art of Concealment and the Concealment of Art
  • an article in the National Trust Historic Houses and Collections Annual 2016, published in association with Apollo – The International Art Magazine: The Bird House at Knole: A Cabinet of Curious Birds
  • a review of Joseph Banks’ Florilegium in Apollo: My grand tour shall be one round the whole globe
  • a review of Jacque Le Moyne’s 16th century florilegium at the V&A: Budding Prospects – a botanist’s guide to Elizabethan England
  • research and historic landscape inspiration for a major development project in Istanbul
  • research at Knole for a wall drawing of the park by Juliet Haysom
  • sourcing historic images and text to inform and enrich the design process of projects for muf architecture/art
  • work on ‘Compiling the Record’, a Gardens Trust initiative to list post-war gardens and landscapes
  • contributions to the Twentieth Century Society’s book on post war landscapes 100 20th-Century Gardens & Landscapes