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Public Lecture Course

Every Thursday for five weeks from 27 September to 25 October 2018

6:30 – 8:30 pm (6.30-7.00 Drinks, 7.00-8.30 Lecture and Discussion) 

Open to all and free to attend, but enrolment is required

Lecture Room, Paul Mellon Centre

The Artist and the Garden will explore the multifarious ways in which the artist has impacted upon our understanding and perception of the British garden from the seventeenth century to the present day. Through a series of related but discrete talks, speakers will explore not only the ways in which artists depicted gardens but how so many of them were active as gardeners themselves, whether they were formulating grand landscape designs or cultivating private domestic spaces. The course will feature lectures from Christopher Woodward, Director of the Garden Museum, noted academics such as Joy Sleeman and Stephen Daniels, as well as landscape architect Todd Longstaff-Gowan. 

Registration for the course will open at 10AM on 20 August 2018. 

In the meantime please read the Frequently Asked Questions for information on changes to our enrollment and booking procedures.  

John S. Muller, ca. 1715–1792, German, active in Britain, A General Prospect of Vaux Hall Gardens, Shewing at one View the disposition of the whole Gardens, , Hand-colored engraving on wove paper, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

The Artist and the Garden, John S. Muller, ca. 1715–1792, German, active in Britain, A General Prospect of Vaux Hall Gardens, Shewing at one View the disposition of the whole Gardens, , Hand-colored engraving on wove paper, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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