Gwynedd Branch are holding a Study Day on Garden Ornamentation,
The Gwynedd Branch of WHGT invite all Trust members and friends to a day of lectures at Portmeirion. The fantasy landscape is an ideal setting for a study of garden ornamentation.
Coffee and registration at 10.00 am followed by:
Garden Water features from the Moghul Empire to the present day by Bryan Hirst
Bryan is a Director of Waterlands Productions Ltd and a member of the Fountain Society. He has lectured at the English Garden School and the Society of Garden Designers at Kew.
Fountains in Wales by Lord Alastair Aberdare
Lord Aberdare is Vice President of the Fountain Society and will share his research on the fountains in Wales adding a Welsh dimension to the morning.
Renaissance and Baroque Garden Ornamentation in Italy by Helena Attlee
Helena is the author of the recently published ‘The Gardens of Wales.’ Helena has made the garden and its history her special subject for over 20 years is the the author of ‘The Gardens of Portugal’ and ‘Italian Gardens: A Cultural History’ and leads specialist tours in Britain, Italy and Portugal. Helena will talk about Renaissance and Baroque garden ornamentation in Italy, the inspiration for so many historic gardens in Britain.
Sculpture and the decorative features of Portmeirion by Glynis Shaw
Glynis is a lecturer on History of Art and Architecture and Photographer. Glynis will introduce the sculpture and features of Portmerion with a walk and talk around the village.
Fee £35 ( includes entrance to Portmeirion, coffee and biscuits on arrival, lunch and tea and biscuits in the afternoon ).Please book no later than 17th October 2009
To see more of Portmeirion's ornmentation click here