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Devon Gardens Trust is devoted to the preservation and enhancement of gardens in the UK county of Devon

The subtle science and exact art of colour in English garden design

Date & Time of Event: 
Thursday, 7 November, 2019 - 14:30

An entertaining and thought-provoking talk by Timothy Walker, lecturer, broadcaster and plant hunter, was for twenty-six years director of the Oxford Botanic Garden.

Thursday 7th November 2019 at 2.30 pm

The Hayridge Library, 1 Exeter Hill, Cullompton, EX15 1DJ

Cost: £12 DGT members £15 Non-members   Includes refreshments.

In 1888 Gertrude Jekyll wrote a short but seminal article in The Garden in which she urged the readers to “remember that in a garden we are painting a picture”.  As an accomplished watercolour artist, Miss Jekyll was familiar with the principles of using colours, but she felt that in gardens these principles “had been greatly neglected”.  This talk looks at how to apply these principles in designing a border, but it also looks at the ways in which a border is different from a painting.  However, it goes further than this and looks at how contemporary work of the likes of Turner, Monet, Rothko, Jackson Pollack, and Hockney evolved in parallel with ideas about what a garden or border should look like. 

Booking via the form below or email  events@devongardenstrust.org.uk

The Hayridge is Cullompton's new library and community centre. It is at the Exeter  (ie south) end of the main street and adjoins a public car park (£3.20 for three hours). There is usually on-street parking nearby, especially by the parish church. Bus Number 1 (Exeter - Cullompton - Tiverton) passes the door. Disabled access is excellent, and there is an on site café.