Are Gardens Art? The Debate

28 Jun

RHS Garden Wisley

Opening times

13:00 - 14:30

Venue details

  • Address
    RHS Garden Wisley
    Wisley Lane
    GU23 6QB
    Call 0845 6121253

  • Location
    The Yurt on Sevenacres



Non Member

Booking info

  • Places available: 32

  • Book by: 26/06/2014

  • Contact
    0845 6121253 quote booking ref: 11257 (weekdays 9am-5pm)

    RHS Membership Department
    Po Box 313
    SW1P 9YR

  • Type: Demonstration / Talk / Lecture
  • Skill Level: General

Get your debating hat on as we discuss whether gardens can really be seen as Art. With a panel of experts including a critic, a designer, a plantsperson and a philosopher, you will hear their views and arguments and will be able to contribute if you wish. This is a rare opportunity to hear from top-class horticultural minds, don't miss it! The debate panel is made up of: Andrew Wilson (Chair) - Award winning Garden Designer, lecturer and writer; Anne Wareham - Editor of ThinkinGardens, garden critic and creator of the garden at Veddw House. Anne is campaigning to have gardens returned to their place amongst the fine arts of British Culture; Kathryn Aalto - A professional garden designer, historian, writer and speaker. Kathryn is concerned with both strong, contemporary design and an analytical view of garden history; Dr. Noel Kingsbury - Garden writer, reader, lecturer and teacher. Noel is an occasional designer, concerned with naturalistic and sustainable planting design who makes decisions based on science and evidence; Professor David Cooper - Emeritus Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Durham. David is the author of A Philosophy of Gardens (2006) which discusses the position of gardens as art or nature. Booking is recommended but not essential.

Additional info

This event is free with Normal Garden Entry.

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