Tuesday 7 August
The FoBG invite you to an illustrated talk Gardens of India & Kashmir, with Warwick Forge
Warwick will examine:
* Examples of early temple gardens, with special reference to Khajuraho – a large temple complex within a landscape setting, and the Lodi Gardens of New Delhi.
* Gardens of the Raj, which have largely disappeared*
The Mughal Gardens – established over much of Central and northern India following the arrival of Emperor Babur from Persia and Central Asia.*
The superbly restored Humayun Mausoleum in Dehli, and in Agra the Ram Bagh and Taj Mahal.
* The Rashtrapati Bhavan Garden – former Presidential Palace – a grand work of ‘Mughal Revival’ laid out by the architect Sir Edward Lutyens.
* Mughal pleasure gardens such as the beautiful Shalimar and Nishat Bagh in Kashmir.
* Modern gardens including some exciting examples designed by the brilliant Aniket Bhagwat in and around Ahmedabad, and Tikli Bottom, created by a couple who chose to ‘stay on’ in India following Independence.
* The garden in Chandigarh of Nek Chand who collected leftover scrap which he incorporated into a huge, wildly eccentric, and fabulous sculpture garden.
And there’s still more...! As a bonus, Warwick has generously offered to donate a complimentary copy of Anne Latreille’s lovely book ‘Garden Voices’ to the first 40 people to arrive at this talk – so don’t miss out!
Bookings essential: FOBG office 9035 6815 (leave a message) or email: email@example.com
Place: Main Building, Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond. Time: 7 pm drinks & nibbles, 7.30 for the talk in MB 11 Cost: $5 (members), $15 (non members)
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Non members are welcome to attend our events and meetings.
FOBG presentations are held in the Main Building (MB 11) in the Burnley Gardens, 500 Yarra Boulevard Richmond, unless otherwise noted. Follow the signs.
PARKING is available on the Boulevard for Burnley events, or on Campus if you have a Disablity Parking Permit.