Virtual Series: The Making of the French Garden

Virtual Series: The Making of the French Garden

Image courtesy the Alliance Française Miami Metro

Thu, Jan 13 to Thu, Mar 3, 2022

The Garden Conservancy is pleased to extend a special rate to our members for Alliance Française Miami Metro's "The Making Of The French Garden" Virtual Series

This series of eight weekly illustrated lectures via Zoom, live from France, traces the evolution of the French garden from the enclosed gardens of the Middle Ages, through the magnificent Renaissance gardens created by Italian gardeners in the Loire Valley for the Valois kings upon their return from the Italian Wars in the 16th century, through the Classical gardens created by André Le Nôtre for Louis XIV and his court in and around Paris in the 17th century, through the landscape jardins à l’anglaise that swept France from the late 18th through the late 19th century, and ending with the revival of the formal jardins à la française at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. After an introductory lecture to give an overview of the development of the French garden and their designers over the past 500 years, the owners and historians of six of France’s most prestigious state- and privately-owned gardens open to the public will tell the stories of how their gardens were designed – and often redesigned more than once over the centuries – evoking the key designers and historical figures and events associated with their gardens. The series will conclude with an overview of the major parks and gardens of Paris.

All the lectures will be in English.

DATE AND TIME
Every Thursday from January 13 through March 3, 2022
1 p.m. Eastern
Live on Zoom

REGISTRATION
Per Lecture
$20 - General admission
$10 - Garden Conservancy members with code MERCIAFMM

For the complete series of eight lectures
$70 - Garden Conservancy members with code MERCIALLIANCE2022

Please click on the date for each lecture for which you would like to register, below. For questions or further information about these programs, please email info@af-miami.org.


INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH GARDENS AND THEIR DESIGNERS
with Russell Kelley
January 13

THE GARDENS OF THE CHÂTEAU DE VILLANDRY
with Henri Carvallo
January 20

THE GARDENS OF THE CHÂTEAU DE VALMER
with Alix de Saint Venant 
January 27

THE GARDENS OF THE CHÂTEAU DE VAUX-LE-VICOMTE
with Alexandre de Vogüé 
February 3

THE GARDENS OF THE CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES
with Gabriel Wick
February 10

THE GARDENS OF THE CHÂTEAU DE MÉRÉVILLE AND OTHER EARLY JARDINS À J'ÀNGLAISE OF THE PRE-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD
with Gabriel Wick
February 17

THE PARKS AND GARDENS OF PARIS
with Russell Kelley
February 24

THE PARKS AND GARDENS OF THE DOMAINE DE COURANCES
with Valentine de Ganay
March 3


This program is presented by Alliance Française Miami Metro in partnership with the Alliance Française Chicago with communication support from the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA, the French Heritage Society, the Garden Conservancy, the Historic Gardens Foundation, and WICE.