TGT-Lecture “The Elizabethan Garden reimagined and reinvented over two centuries”

//TGT-Lecture “The Elizabethan Garden reimagined and reinvented over two centuries”
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Dr David Jacques, Garden Historian and Conservationist, will consider how writers have reinvented the Elizabethan garden……..

We don’t really know what Elizabethan gardens were like; we have almost no images, and poets were general and metaphorical. That, however, has not stopped historians, architects and even garden historians imagining their design, decoration and detail.

The very absence of hard fact has permitted unbridled speculation. Hence this talk is not about actual Elizabethan gardens, for there is little to say with confidence, but about how romantic-minded writers have repeatedly reinvented the idea of them to accord with their personal predilections concerning the customs, manners, moods and delights of the time.

 

The Gardens Trust Friday, 7 December 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT) London, United Kingdom