Programme & tickets

Festival talks Adult £13 | Child £7 each

All Festival tickets include entry to the garden from 10am - 6pm and free car parking. You can upgrade your tickets to include entry to the house at a reduced price (open from 11am to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm).

Find out more and book your festival talk tickets below.

Friday 23 September


South Lawn
Stickyard
10.00
                   Jenny Saville with Nicholas Cullinan                  
Beyond the human body

Build Your Own Pavilion
                     
Young Architects' Challenge 2016                        
Workshop for schools only
South Lawn
Theatre
14.30

Duke of Devonshire with Rachel Campbell Johnston
Viewing the Devonshire Collection
through a dozen objects

Deyan Sudjic with Julia Peyton-Jones
Why do we need a design museum?

16.30
Emma Bridgewater and Matthew Rice
Why I own a factory instead of editing novels ...

Peter Frankopan
The Silk Roads: their impact on western culture and art

Saturday 24 September

Is the Festival day ticket right for you? Enjoy a £10 discount when you purchase a festival day ticket which includes four selected talks on the same day. Find out more >


Stickyard
10.00
Build Your Own Pavilion
                      Young Architects' Challenge 2016                                 
Free children's event


South Lawn
Theatre
10.00 Sir Roy Strong, CH and Dr Nicholas Cullinan
            The National Portrait Gallery then and now          

Amanda Levete
   Architecture as collaboration, craft and placemaking 

12.00 Maggi Hambling
Touch

Maria Balshaw
Not so Grim Up North

14.30 Edmund de Waal
The White Road

Simon Thurley
The set square and the spade:
the house and garden in England as a work of art

16.30

Dan Pearson
Painting with plants: the art of garden design

Anna Keay
Living in the past? Old buildings, new lives

Find out more

Sunday 25 September

Is the Festival day ticket right for you? Enjoy a £10 discount when you purchase a festival day ticket which includes four selected talks on the same day. Find out more >

South Lawn Theatre
10.00 Martin Brown
       How a Horrible Histories drawing happens     
- and a lot more besides!

Dr Nicholas Cullinan and Per Rumberg
Old Masters now

12.00 Julia Peyton-Jones with Rachel Campbell-Johnston
Think the unthinkable

Jonathan Warrender
                  Brushing up memories and conclusions:                
the life of a landscape painter

14.30
Patrik Schumacher with Farah Nayeri
Dame Zaha Hadid's 'Lilas'

Hugo Vickers
Malice in Wonderland:
Cecil Beaton and his friends

16.30
Wolfgang Buttress
The Life of The Hive

Alison Oddey and Chris White
A Gift for Eleonora

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