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Artists in the Garden Steven Desmond Tuesday 19 March 2019

Our study day will be undertaken by Steven Desmond, an independent landscape consultant specialising in historic gardens and architecture since 1985. He is a freelance lecturer including  the Universities of Bristol and Oxford; a specialist tour leader and lecturer in Britain, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy. He has also undertaken  an Arts Society tour of Australia in 2010. He has written a book entitled Gardens of the Italian Lakes. The focus of the study day will be on the way that many artists of the past have found a fulfilling outlet for their creative forces in the garden. Some have designed gardens, others have painted gardens, still others have regarded working in the garden as an essential activity. Our day will cover the relationship between Gertrude Jekyll and Lutyens, look at the gardens of Harold Peto and at the Artist as Gardener.

Cost £35.00 per person

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