Beauty in the Desert – the Gardens of Persia
an illustrated talk by Jill Cherry | Cullompton Community Centre
Jill Cherry is a landscape architect, horticulturist and garden historian. She has directed such prestigious gardens as those of the Royal Horticultural Society in the UK, the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver, Canada and the parks and urban forest system of the City of Toronto, Canada. She has traveled widely for her garden research, including Japan, France, United States and the UK. Most recently she has been pursuing her interest in Islamic gardens and their pre-Islamic antecedents. So far this has taken her to Morocco, Iran, Turkey and Southern Spain. She is particularly interested in the influence that the Persian garden has had on the gardens of other cultures in the Islamic and non-Islamic world.
When: Thursday 24th November 2016 | 2p.m.-4p.m. (approx.)
Where: Cullompton Community Centre, Pye Corner, Cullompton, EX15 1JX.
Cost: £7.50 (DGT members); £9.00 (non-members of the DGT). Light refreshments will be served.
How to book: Download a booking form here. Booking is essential. Please book before Monday 21st November 2016.