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A designed-landscape Historian, born in 1971. She studied at University of Warwick and University of Bristol. Her specialist subject area is the social history of 18th century gardens and their buildings.

From 1996 to 2001 Kate was Garden Historian at Stowe, the eighteenth century landscape garden, where the National Trust is undertaking a massive restoration programme begun in 1990. She is currently a trustee of Hestercombe Gardens surrounding Hestercombe House and has also been involved with buildings conservation both at Stowe and as Project Co-ordinator for the National Trust’s first restoration of a Modernist building, the Erno Goldfinger House at 2 Willow Road, Hampstead.

Recent publications on garden conservation have discussed the landscapes of Blenheim Palace[1], Dunster Castle, Croome Court and Westbury Court.[2] Her Doctoral Thesis (University of Bristol, 2009) is entitled 'Beautiful objects and agreeable retreats: Uses of Garden Buildings in the designed landscape in eighteenth-century England'.

Partner of British sculptor Jon Edgar. One son, born 2006.


  1. ^ authors, various (2005). HISTORIES OF GARDEN CONSERVATION. Case-studies and critical debates: The Landscape of Blenheim Palace. Three Centuries of Conservation? Colloquio internazionale sulla storia della conservazione dei giardini. Firenze: Olschki. ISBN 8822554309.  
  2. ^ "Looking beyond the Boundaries: Seeing Parks and Gardens in their Wider Landscape – Understanding and Protection", in Giardini Contesto Paesaggio Sistemi Giardini e Architetture Vegetali nel Paesaggio… ed. by L. Pelessetti & L. Scazzosi, (Florence, 2005) ISBN 9788822254832]
  • 'The Furniture of Erno Goldfinger at 2 Willow Road', Apollo, Vol CXLIII No. 410 (new series) (April, 1996) ISSN 00036356
  • authors, various (2005). Consuming Passions: Dining from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century - Eating Alfresco: The use of garden buildings for dining in the eighteenth-century English pleasure ground. UK: NPI Media Group. ISBN 9780752434452.  
  • ‘Boats and Boating in the Eighteenth Century Landscape’, Garden History, (2006) Vol 34, No. 1. ISSN 03071243
  • Felus, Kate (2007). Danbury Park - A Guide to the Historic Landscape. UK: Essex County Council. ISBN 9781841940786.  

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