February 2019

Less is More - in the Garden

Welcome to The Arts Society Wensleydale
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 14:00
The Garden Rooms
Tennants Harmby Road, Leyburn DL8 5SG

Whilst the Arts and Crafts remained a strong tradition, particularly in this country, a new force in art and design was emerging in Europe and America during the twentieth century. This was to revolutionise the whole approach to garden design. It touched these shores briefly in the thirties but was to re-emerge through the Festival of Britain. This talk explores the catalysts for the ‘modernist’ style that has found expression in garden making ever since.



Mrs Marilyn Elm

An experienced course leader in garden and landscape design and history, and freelance lecturer for a variety of organisations, universities and specialist groups, including the National Trust, the Royal Horticultural Society, WEA, U3A and ADFAS. She has run study days, courses and summer schools and conducted garden tours in the UK. As a qualified landscape architect and interior designer, she has been involved with art and design for over thirty years. Passionate about promoting garden history, she has published articles, and broadcast for BBC television and radio, and the Discovery Channel. Member of the Garden Media Guild.