A Sense of Harmony: Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Movement

A Sense of Harmony: Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Movement

The garden at Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire; © National Trust Images Nick Meers

Chicago Architecture Center

Wed, May 8, 2019
6:00 PM

Presented by the Royal Oak Foundation, co-sponsored by the Garden Conservancy

In this illustrated lecture, Judith Tankard will give insight into the minds of the Arts & Crafts movement's creative giants such as William Morris and Gertrude Jekyll, as well as lesser known designers such as Avray Tipping, Thomas Mawson, and Robert Lorimer. She will illustrate gorgeous National Trust gardens such as Hidcote, Standen, Snowshill Manor, Red House, and Kellie Castle, among others, and give visual tours of other stunning gardens, such as Hestercombe, Great Dixter, Gravetye Manor, and Munstead Wood. Tankard will show how these English models created a lasting impact on gardens across the pond, as American designers took inspiration from their British contemporaries.

Wednesday, May 8
6 p.m. Reception and book signing  ǀ  6:30 p.m. Lecture

Chicago Architecture Center
Joan and Gary Gand Lecture Hall
111 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

To obtain this special discounted price, use code 19STGC at checkout when you register online on the Royal Oak Foundation website, or mention it when calling the Royal Oak's Kayla Smith at 212.480.2889, ext. 201. 

About the speaker
Judith B. Tankard is a landscape historian, award-winning author, and preservation consultant. She is the author or coauthor of ten books on landscape history and has received book awards from the Garden Writers Association, Historic New England, and the American Horticultural Society. She taught at the Landscape Institute of Harvard University for more than 20 years. A popular lecturer in the United States and Britain, Judith is a frequent speaker at conferences devoted to the preservation of historic landscapes.

Judith is a member of the Garden Conservancy Society of Fellows. She also has served as the regional representative for Garden Conservancy Open Days on Martha's Vineyard, hosted garden-study tours, and spoken at several Conservancy workshops and seminars. Her latest book, Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement, was published by Timber Press in November 2018.

Judith will also present this talk in New York on April 1, in Charleston on April 23, and in Philadelphia on May 14


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