Ralph Lowell Society Events

"The English Garden: Perfection on Earth" Lecture by Historian Curt DiCamillo.
Friday, March 28, 2014 from 5:30-7pm
WGBH Studios, One Guest Street, Brighton, MA

Though the earliest English gardens were planted by Roman conquerors in the 1st century AD, the English garden as we know it today is a designed landscape style that was first developed in early 18th century England as part of the setting surrounding a grand English country house. So successful was this English innovation that it quickly spread throughout Europe, becoming the dominant gardening style, replacing the formalized, symmetrical French style of gardening – itself based on Italian Renaissance examples. In this lavishly illustrated lecture noted historian Curt DiCamillo will discuss the development of the English landscape tradition and demonstrate why the English garden has often been called Britain’s single most important contribution to world culture. 

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This event is generously sponsored by Bank of America.