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The subtle & exact art of colour in English garden design Timothy Walker Wednesday 08 January 2020

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’.  This talk looks at how to apply these principles in designing a border.   Exploring the ways in which a border is different from a painting, the lecture looks at how contemporary work by Turner, Monet, Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Hockney evolved in parallel with ideas about what a garden or border should look like.

Timothy Walker has given 1,500 public lectures since 1986, originally as part of his work as director of the Oxford University Botanic Garden from 1988 to 2014.   Since 2014 he has been a college lecturer and tutor at Somerville College Oxford.