Exploring NSW Contemporary Gardens

Past Event

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 12pm to 1pm

Speaker: Howard Tanner AM

Over the past year, award-winning architect and author, Howard Tanner AM has worked with the State Library to produce a survey of contemporary landscape gardens in NSW, in conjunction with specialist photographers, landscape designers and contractors.

Howard will talk about some of NSW’s exceptional gardens that have formed part of the Planting Dreams: Grand Garden Designs photographic exhibition. These images showcase contemporary designs and innovative landscaping of large scale gardens – from Bermagui to Byron Bay to Tenterfield – utilising creative elements of Australian plants; impressive water features; ‘cloud-pruning’ of hedges; contrasting colours and textures; the use of luxurious grasses. 

This is Lecture 1 of a three-part lecture series in conjunction with the exhibitions Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian Gardens & Australian Grand Designs to explore Australia’s passion for gardens and garden making.

A special Friends of the Library lecture series. Australian Garden History Society members eligible for Friends discount. Open to members of the public.

If you would like to attend all three lectures, click here to book.

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