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February 2021

A HISTORY OF THE ART AND COLOURS OF GARDEN DESIGN

Welcome to The Arts Society Kington Langley
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 -
10:30 to 15:00
Kington Langley Village Hall, Church Road
Kington Langley Chippenham SN15 5NJ

FROM MONOCHROME TO POLYCHROME - HOW COLOUR TRANSFORMED THE ART OF GARDEN DESIGN 

THIS ONLINE STUDY DAY WILL BE IN 3 PARTS, WITH TIME FOR COFFEE AND LUNCH AND OPPORTUNITIES TO ASK QUESTIONS 

1. THE FIRST LECTURE:'BROADENING THE PALETTE' COVERING THE CREATION OF GARDENS FROM MEDIEVAL TIMES TO THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY 

2. 'SEEING THE LIGHT' WILL LOOK AT THE USE OF COLOUR IN GARDENING AND ART

3. 'PLANTING THE PICTURE' PICKS UP THE STORY FROM PART ONE AT THE START OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 

THE DAY WILL FOCUS ON THE OXFORD BOTANICAL GARDENS AND GARDENS CREATED BY TIMOTHY WALKER AND HIS WIFE

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Mr Timothy Walker

Since 1986 I have given 1,500 public lectures. This was originally part of my work as director of the Oxford University Botanic Garden from 1988 to 2014. Botanic gardens are often described as living museums, and garden curators lecture about them in the same way as museum curators talk about their collections. Since 2014 I have been a college lecturer and tutor at Somerville College Oxford. Gardens are often thought of a place where science and art meet on equal terms. My lectures investigate this relationship.