Great Gardens Of The World

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Bi-Weekly – Week 1 ; Thursday ; 2pm – 4pm

Term 1 – via Zoom; Term 2 – Tartu (tbc)     Space available

Who loves a garden, still his Eden keeps.”  Amos Bronson Alcott 

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.”  Claude Monet 

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” Gertrude Jekyll 

Although real travel remains an elusive dream, please join us as we explore the world, trying to define what makes a garden great.  An extensive list of possible gardens and great designers will be provided, but participants are encouraged to choose their own favourite.  Previous choices have ranged from the opulent Villa dEste to the simplicity of Derek Jarmans garden. All members will be required to research and make a 20-30 minute illustrated presentation, leading to animated group discussion. 

Facilitators:

Gillian Long (longgillian374@gmail.com ) has loved gardens since she planted her first nasturtium in a Scottish garden at the age of three. She owns a fascinating book called 1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die and hopes that this workshop will bring her closer to that number. 

Linda M. Woodcock (lmwoodcock@sympatico.ca) was born in the UK and later immigrated to Canada where she attended Waterloo University. She spent most of her working life as a corporate law clerk while also volunteering in ESL and ABL. She maintains a passion for gardening although nowadays that extends only to her apartment balcony. Linda looks forward to continuing to explore the topic further in this workshop.  

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