A TALK on Georgian gardens and Gothic ruins in North Yorkshire will take place at Richmond’s Influence Church next week.

Richmond Civic Society will host Dr Patrick Eyres on Thursday, May 8, at 7.30pm, to give the lecture focussing on Studley, Hackfall, Duncombe and Rievaulx.

Dr. Patrick Eyres is an author, editor and publisher; editing the New Arcadian Journal, concerned with the cultural politics of landscape gardens. He is a member of the Yorkshire Gardens Trust.

He will reveal the background behind 18th Century gardens, of which Richmond’s Culloden Tower was once part.

In the 1750s, gothic ruins and features became a feature of English gardens, fuelled by young aristocrats and their associates returning from their grand tours, seeking to recreate something of what they had seen.

Non members can attend for £5 and admission is free to members.

For more information contact lecture secretary Bev Joicey on 01748-822875.