Humphry Repton

1752-1818  Born in Bury St. Edmunds, Repton later moved to Norfolk and Essex, where he set himself up as a ‘landscape gardener’ (a term he coined) in 1788. He famously produced ‘Red Books’ detailing his landscape designs for his clients.

In Suffolk he produced Red Books for: Shrubland Hall, Barham/Coddenham (1789 for Sir William Middleton); Culford Hall (1791 for the 2nd Earl Cornwallis); Glemham Hall, Little Glemham (1791 for Dudley North); Glevering Hall, Hacheston (1791 [or 1793] for Chaloner Arcedeckne); Henham Park (1791 for Sir John Rous); Livermere Park (1791 for Nathaniel Lee Acton); Broke Hall, Nacton (c.1792 for Philip Bowes Broke); Tendring Hall, Stoke-by-Nayland (1791 for Sir William Rowley); and Wherstead Park (c.1792-4 for Sir Robert Harland).

He also published 3 books: Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening (1795), Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening (1803), and Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening (1816).


Livermere Hall