The Inspiration of Arts and Crafts Gardens

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Sunday, September 17, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
Erchless

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Garden presentation by horticulturist Frank Kershaw

Fee: $15.00 (includes HST) payable at the door.

Limited seating available. To reserve a spot email oakvillemuseum@oakville.ca or call 905-338-4400.

The Arts and Crafts movement of the 19th and 20th centuries left a legacy of fine gardens. They continue to influence garden design today in many ways. Respect for nature and native plants, simplicity of line, use of local plants, stone and hand-crafted materials meld nature and culture into seamless garden compositions. Examples of many Arts and Craft gardens and structures from throughout North America and elsewhere will be highlighted in Frank’s presentation. With the Erchless Estate gardens as a back drop this unique presentation is sure to inspire and educate participants. Refreshments will be served.

Frank Kershaw is an award-winning horticulturist with more than 40 years of experience in the parks, environment and horticultural fields. He has a Master of Science degree from the University of Toronto as well as horticultural and landscape design diplomas and certificates from other post-secondary institutions. Currently, he is an instructor in the Garden Design Certificate Program at George Brown College. Frank has visited and photographed over 4000 gardens around the globe, which has fueled his love and passion for plants and designs. He is continually experimenting with plants and loves to share his findings with other interested gardeners. Frank has a particular interest in the Arts and Crafts movement and its influence on garden design both in North America and Europe.

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