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ADFAS Lecture: "An Ideal Partnership:..."

Thursday the 19th of October

VENUE: Arts A1 Theatre, University of New England. TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25, $130 (annual subscription for 10 lectures). For more information phone 02 6772 6441, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com.

An Ideal Partnership: Luytens and Jekyll - Mr James Bolton (NASFAS)

James Bolton is a garden designer and historian who set up his garden design business in 1992 following time spent with the Direction des Parcs et Jardins in Paris and two years as head gardener at the Old Rectory, Farnborough.  Since then, he has been involved with a specialist perennial plant nursery and designed gardens throughout England, in the US and Portugal.

The last two decades of the nineteenth century reverberated with the row amongst gardeners and architects. At a stroke, the problem was solved by the partnership between Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens, so that a house by Lutyens with a garden by Jekyll became an Edwardian ideal. Their partnership thrived in the brash, new-moneyed Edwardian era, but the First World War ended that golden afternoon and as Lutyens became distracted by the creation of New Delhi and Miss Jekyll, almost blind, became more and more reluctant to leave Munstead Wood, so the gardens they designed together were fewer and further between.

No matter what time of year you visit, chances are there will be an event or festival in or around Armidale. Events not to be missed include the Autumn Festival, Flix in the Stix, Armidale International Film Festival and A Day On the Green. Other great annual events include Australia Day Festivals in each centre, Armidale Jockey Club's Autumn Racing Festival, Armidale Youth Orchestra Garden Party, New England Outdoor Expo and the NEGS Equestrian events. Do you organise an event that you would like included in the calendar? Please email us.

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