Planting Dreams: Public Gardens & Places – Then & Now

Past Event

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 - 12pm to 1pm

Speakers: Peter Watts AM, Colleen Morris and Anton James

Join us for a fascinating conversation led by former director of the Historic Houses Trust NSW, Peter Watts AM in discussion with landscape heritage consultant Colleen Morris and accomplished landscape architect Anton James.

The talks will focus on public gardens, both contemporary and historical, as arbiters of taste – through style, plant distribution, fashion makers, public art and memorials etc.  It will explore those who make our public open spaces, threats to public gardens and what the public expect from them.

This is Lecture 2 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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