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NEWS & EVENTS 2018-01-16T17:41:41+00:00
2311, 2017

Museo Bellas Artes de Sevilla

Founded in 1839, Seville’s Museum of Fine Arts is home to a collection of works from medieval times through the early 20th century, notably a choice selection of works by Spanish artists from Seville’s Golden Age of painting, the 17th century. The buildings and beautiful cloister gardens within date back to the late 16th to early 17th centuries when they were built as a convent for the Order of the […]

2311, 2017

Centro Cerámica Triana

Converted from the old Santa Ana Ceramic Factory, Seville’s Ceramics Centre is designed to educate people about the long history of ceramic tile production in the Triana district. Visitors can see the old kilns and production materials of the Santa Ana Factory, as well as examples of ceramic tiles from Moorish times to the present day. We hope to take our Scholars here next year during the REEP McLaren Scholarship in […]

2211, 2017

Monasterio de nuestra Señora Santa Maria de las Cuevas

On Inés’ recommendation, I visited another potential site for the 2018 REEP McLAREN Scholarship – Monasterio de nuestra Señora Santa Maria de las Cuevas. Better known as ‘la Cartuja’, this fascinating monastery began its life in Moorish times, when caves were dug in the area to extract clay to make pots. When an image of the Virgin was discovered here in 1248, a shrine was erected and named Virgen de la […]

2211, 2017

Catedral de Santa Maria de la Sede, Seville

Did you know that as well as being the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, Seville’s Cathedral de Santa Maria De La Sede started life as a Mosque? How wonderful to see Islamic and Christian styles together in one beautiful building – no wonder UNESCO have named it a World Heritage Site. Anyone familiar with Marrakech may find the Cathedral’s Giralda tower familiar – it was once a minaret identical […]

2111, 2017

Plaza d’España and Parque Maria Luisa

Our 2018 REEP McLAREN Scholars will be delighted to visit Plaza d’España and Parque Maria Luisa when they are in Seville next year. Built for the Ibero-American Expo in 1929, the gorgeous plaza seamlessly mixes Renaissance, Mudéjar and Gothic styles of Sevillian architecture – the neighbouring Parque Maria Luisa is equally lovely.

For more information about Plaza d’España and Parque Maria Luisa visit http://www.andalucia.com/cities/ seville/marialuisapark.htm 

You can find photos of […]

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    Round 2 of the Scholarship will examine links between Islamic and Christian garden design in Spain’s Golden Age. For more information, visit the Scholarship section of the website.
    2911, 2017

    Happy 174th Birthday to Gertrude Jekyll

    Today is the 174th birthday of Gertrude Jekyll, one of Britain’s best known and best loved figures in British garden history. As Jekyll in the ancestor of the REEP Director’s husband, Richard McLaren, she has a special place in the hearts of REEP who dedicated this year’s international ‘Growing Gardeners’ conference to her.

    In honour of Gertrude Jekyll’s birthday, here is a poster we produced about her for the ‘Growing Gardeners’ […]

    2311, 2017

    Museo Bellas Artes de Sevilla

    Founded in 1839, Seville’s Museum of Fine Arts is home to a collection of works from medieval times through the early 20th century, notably a choice selection of works by Spanish artists from Seville’s Golden Age of painting, the 17th century. The buildings and beautiful cloister gardens within date back to the late 16th to early 17th centuries when they were built as a convent for the Order of the […]

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    2911, 2017

    Happy 174th Birthday to Gertrude Jekyll

    Today is the 174th birthday of Gertrude Jekyll, one of Britain’s best known and best loved figures in British garden history. As Jekyll in the ancestor of the REEP Director’s husband, Richard McLaren, she has a special place in the hearts of REEP who dedicated this year’s international ‘Growing Gardeners’ conference to her.

    In honour of Gertrude Jekyll’s birthday, here is a poster we produced about her for the ‘Growing Gardeners’ […]

    2311, 2017

    Museo Bellas Artes de Sevilla

    Founded in 1839, Seville’s Museum of Fine Arts is home to a collection of works from medieval times through the early 20th century, notably a choice selection of works by Spanish artists from Seville’s Golden Age of painting, the 17th century. The buildings and beautiful cloister gardens within date back to the late 16th to early 17th centuries when they were built as a convent for the Order of the […]

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      Apr
      13
      Fri
      REEP McLAREN Scholarship @ Spain
      Apr 13 – May 6 all-day
      REEP McLAREN Scholarship @ Spain
      Round 2 of the Scholarship will examine links between Islamic and Christian garden design in Spain’s Golden Age. For more information, visit the Scholarship section of the website.
        Apr
        13
        Fri
        REEP McLAREN Scholarship @ Spain
        Apr 13 – May 6 all-day
        REEP McLAREN Scholarship @ Spain
        Round 2 of the Scholarship will examine links between Islamic and Christian garden design in Spain’s Golden Age. For more information, visit the Scholarship section of the website.