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ACT Branch: Annual Lecture
24 August 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian Gardens.
Speaker: Richard Aitken
Planting Dreams: shaping Australian gardens is Richard’s most recent project, comprising a book, published by NewSouth in 2016, and a major exhibition at the State Library of NSW, which opened in 2016 to commemorate the bicentenary of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Planting Dreams explores the environmental and social influences that have helped produce our unique gardening culture. It draws its inspiration from the unparalleled collections of the State Library of NSW, demonstrating Australian garden making in all its richness and diversity.
In this lecture, Richard will showcase Planting Dreams, which was generously sponsored by the Australian Garden History Society, recounting highlights as well as giving an insight into the unseen work behind the book and exhibition.
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Members $10, Non-members $15 – including refreshments
Bookings: See booking form in June newsletter.