The garden has always been a more political arena than has often been realized. Here I explore how gardens down the ages have played a part in politics, ideology and national identity. Illustrated with a variety of historical visual material.
Noel Kingsbury has been described as "the voice of authority with renegade" undertones. A gardener since childhood, he has run a nursery, designed gardens and public spaces, and done doctoral research at the University of Sheffield's world-renowned Department of Landscape. He is best known for his promotion of naturalistic planting design, but is passionate about any kind of innovation in the garden or the wider greenscape, as well as being someone who asks awkward questions, probes the lazy consensus and speaks his mind. Noel has also written some 20 books on garden matters, as well as the only history of plant breeding. He is currently working on his fourth book with Highline designer Piet Oudolf.
Cost: Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
Registration: Advance registration is not available.
Location: Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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