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Friday 15 October 2021 at 8.00pm
The Artist as a Gardener
with Steven Desmond
Down the ages many artists have combined their achievements on canvas with an equal interest in making and cultivating a garden. This talk looks at a number of outstanding artist-gardeners in the 19th and 20th centuries, finishing with the incomparable Claude Monet who said himself that he was good for two things — painting and gardening.
Steven Desmond is a Professional Associate of the Royal Horticultural Society. He is a landscape consultant specializing in the conservation and management of historic gardens, and regularly writes for journals including Country Life Magazine. Steven is the author of Gardens of the Italian Lakes, published in 2016, leads specialist tours, and is a regular lecturer with the Arts Society.