This month, the FOBG invite you to an illustrated talk by Stuart Read, with the title The Three S’s (Singapore – Spain – Sydney) OR how Botanic Gardens Remain Relevant
Wednesday 20 October 2021
7 for 7.30pm
- What are botanic gardens doing to stay relevant? How are they changing and why?
- Stuart Read compares a few, internationally, teasing out trends, themes and showing different approaches to similar issues and challenges, in an increasingly busy, densely settled world, detached from nature and plants.
- Botanic Gardens have a definite role to play in re-connecting people, plants and earth – and some are tackling that head-on, with verve, innovation and success.
About Stuart …
Trained in science, amenity horticulture and landscape architecture in New Zealand, Stuart Read has specialized since 1991 in working on Australian, World, National and now New South Wales heritage areas. He seeks wider appreciation of landscapes as a type of heritage place worth managing well. Particular passions are lessons from old gardens, tracing global plant movement and managing cultural landscapes as part of our identity and economy.
Stuart was awarded a Pratt Foundation/International Specialized Skills Institute overseas fellowship, travelling through Spain in 2005, studying change management in old and new parks and gardens. He led a 2010 tour of Spanish gardens for the Friends of the Historic Houses Trust of NSW.
Place:Via Zoom from the comfort of your own home!
Time: 7 pm for an informal chat; 7.30pm for the talk
Cost: $10 (members), $20 (non-members)
Bookings:via TryBooking at https://www.trybooking.com/
CLICK ON THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE FLYER:
STUART READ The Three S’s
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