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ANCIENT ROOTS: CLASSICAL STORIES GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN

03nov10:00 am1:00 pmANCIENT ROOTS: CLASSICAL STORIES GROWING IN YOUR GARDENADFAS SHOALHAVEN SPECIAL INTEREST HALF-DAY WITH GILLIAN HOVELL10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Presented by Gillian Hovell

This is a special half-day event 10 am – 1pm consisting of 2 lectures and morning tea.

Price: Members $20, Visitors $35.

Dig deep into our gardens and their plants to discover fantastical tales of myth and legend that add life and colour to your garden plants. We travel back, over 2,000 years and more, to Babylon, Ancient Greece and Rome to find the blossoming of our gardens today. Perfect as a joyous celebration of Spring, this vibrant 2-lecture half-day explores the ancient roots of stories, beliefs and garden design that were cultivated 2,000 years ago.

LECTURE 1: BLOSSOMING MYTHS & LEGENDS Like other works of art, a garden is a place for contemplation; every plant had a story to tell in a Roman garden. We discover the colourful ancient tales and myths (and names) that add remarkable new dimensions to the flowers, fruits and vegetables, trees and herbs we enjoy today.

LECTURE 2: ANCIENT ROOTS OF GARDENS The story of why we have gardens at all, and the fascinating tale of how they developed in the ancient world. How and why did gardens come to be a work of art in themselves? We see how these blossomed through the ages into our own gardens; large or small, grand estates of stately homes or a pocket garden, they all have a 2,000-year-old ancestry that enriches our gardens today.

Gillian Hovell graduated with 2-1 (Hons) in Latin and Ancient History from Exeter University. She worked in BBC Television and went on to become an award-winning freelance writer, author, international public speaker & broadcaster, specialising in archaeology, prehistory and in the Greek and Roman eras. She is a lecturer at York University and has spoken at the British Museum and frequently on TV & Radio. Gillian now actively digs at major sites in the UK and Europe.

About ADFAS Shoalhaven

ADFAS Shoalhaven promotes interest in the study of decorative and fine arts by offering high quality monthly lectures on a wide range of subjects including art, history, gardening, design, and architecture.

The monthly meetings are a wonderful and informal way to make friends and to get to know others in the community. Visit our website for information on membership. Visitors are always welcome.

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Price: Members $20, Visitors $35.

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(Friday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Berry Uniting Church Hall

77 Albert Street, Berry NSW 2535

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