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Jane Bradney

Dr Jane Bradney is a Course Tutor on the IHR's MA in Garden and Landscape History

Jane is a historian of gardens and designed landscapes with research specialism in the nineteenth century.

Jane's teaching and research

Jane lectures on the history of gardens and designed landscapes. For the IHR she runs teaching sessions on the nineteenth-century garden. She is affiliated to the City of Birmingham University, supports regular training for gardening teams within the National Trust and is a member of the Historic Houses Archivist Group.

Jane's current research interests are the landscape designers Humphry Repton, Lewis Kennedy and William Broderick Thomas. Her recent publications include:

  • (with David Whitehead), ‘In the enemy’s quarters’: Humphry Repton in the West Midlands (Leominster: Hereford and Worcester Garden Trust and Woolhope Club, 2018)
  • 'The gardens of Sir Charles Barry: Only a handmaid to architecture’, Garden History, 42.1 (2014), 41-63
  • (with Timothy Mowl), Historic Gardens of England: Herefordshire (Bristol: Redcliffe Press, 2012)
  • ‘The Carriage Drive in Humphry Repton’s Landscapes’, Garden History, 33.1 (2005), 31-46