Garden ornamentation  

Gwynedd Branch are holding a Study Day on Garden Ornamentation,
at the Hercules Hall, Portmeirion.

  • Sat 24 October 2009
  • 10.30am-4.00pm
  • Cost £35
Hercules with the world on his shoulder 

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.

 lunch

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

  • Study Day on Garden Ornamentation
  • Study Day on Garden Ornamentation
  • Study Day on Garden Ornamentation
  • Study Day on Garden Ornamentation
  • Study Day on Garden Ornamentation
  • Study Day on Garden Ornamentation