Tuesday, 9 February 2010

April listings for the Garden Museum

Garden Museum
Listings: April 2010
ALL EVENTS AT:
Garden Museum,
Lambeth Palace Road,
London SE1 7LB
020 7401 8865
www.gardenmuseum.org.uk

Open Sunday to Friday 10.30am to 5pm, Saturday 10.30am to 4pm.
Closed 1st Monday of each month.

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New exhibition
Thursday 1 April – Sunday 12 September
Christopher Lloyd: A Life at Great Dixter
The first major retrospective about the life and work of Christopher Lloyd, our new exhibition will present a unique perspective on the life and work of one of the great characters of 20th century gardening. Bringing together personal objects from his home at Great Dixter, recollections and stories from Christopher’s friends and colleagues, examples of his writing and stunning images of his garden to piece together a picture of the man behind the iconic garden.
FREE with Museum Admission
(£6 Adults / £5 Concs / FREE Students, Under 16s & Carers of Disabled Visitors)

Thursday 1 April, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Fergus Garrett & Anna Pavord – Reflections on Christopher Lloyd
Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener & Chief Executive at Great Dixter, and garden writer Anna Pavord will talk about their experiences of influential gardener Christopher Lloyd.
Tickets £20 / £15 Museum Friends
Book in advance on 020 7410 8865 ext*822

Thursday 8 April, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Reputations – How are Gardeners Remembered?
The Garden Museum teams up with the Garden History Society for a debate about the posthumous reputations of gardeners. In comparison to artists and architects the reputations of gardeners and garden designers seem to have a short and uncertain ‘half-life’. Penelope Hobhouse, Dominic Cole, and Christopher Woodward, will explore this and discuss the notion of heroes and heroines in the world of gardening.
Tickets £15 / £10 Museum Friends & Garden History Society Members
Book in advance on 020 7410 8865 ext*822
Saturday 10 April, 10.30am – 5pm
Dianthus Day
To celebrate its 60th anniversary the British National Carnation Society will fill the Garden Museum with stunning floral displays. Come along for a day of lectures, floral art and nursery stalls where you can learn about and buy various carnations and pinks.
FREE with Museum Admission
(£6 Adults / £5 Concs / £3 BNCS members / FREE Students, Under 16s & Carers of Disabled Visitors)
Tuesday 13 April, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Christopher Lloyd: Friend & Host
Garden designer & writer Mary Keen and novelist Frank Ronan will reflect on Christopher Lloyd as a host, opera-lover, cook, traveller and friend.
Tickets £20 / £15 Museum Friends
Book in advance on 020 7410 8856 ext*822
Wednesday 21 April, 10.30am – 5pm
Auricula Day
Designed by the Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury, the Garden Museum’s Auricula Theatre will once again take centre stage, dressed with a range of exquisite show auriculas. Specialist nursery Pops Plants will be selling plants and offering advice on their care and cultivation. Lady Salisbury will also give a talks on the history of auriculas.
FREE with Museum Admission
(£6 Adults / £5 Concs / FREE Students, Under 16s & Carers of Disabled Visitors)
Thursday 22 April, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Christopher Lloyd: His Life at Great Dixter
Biography Launch
Garden writer and journalist Stephen Anderton will give a talk to launch his new biography of Christopher Lloyd. Stephen knew “Christo” for over 20 years and has had unprecedented access to his home at Great Dixter while researching the book.
Tickets £20 / £15 Museum Friends
Book in advance on 020 7410 8865 ext*822
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For press enquiries and image requests please contact
Alison Parry, Marketing & Publicity Officer
020 7401 8865 ext*831 / Alison@gardenmuseum.org.uk

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