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Lecture Day and AGM

16th November 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm


Timetable for the day:

1115: Assemble at Living Well, St. Helens

1130: Lecture Martin Owen – The Seven Flowers of Autumn – Aki-no Nanakuksa  秋の七草

Martin is a member of the JGS and a keen gardener. He has diverse interests and is current editor of the JGS Facebook page.

Flowers abound in Japanese visual and poetic culture, yet when I look at pictures of Japanese gardens taken by westerners, I hardly ever see flowers – and then – only the occasional Azalea or the inevitable flowering cherry. Is this reality? How does that blousy hibiscus that adorns the beautiful kimono fit into a Japanese Garden? Last October I walked though many well respected and important Japanese gardens and found flowers- but not in a way you would find them in European planting. One encounter triggered a conversation about an 8th Century Japanese poem which in turn prompted me to some gardening, discovering some Japanese flower stories and this talk.

1230: AGM (Members of JGS NW Region only)

1300: Lunch – Sushi-Craft buffet

1400 Members Gardens – Work in Progress

Ioan Davies, Erick Oswald and Sheva Samely are all in various stages of building their Japanese-style gardens. The gardens are in different areas of Cheshire and Manchester; an old industrial/semi-rural area in the Dark Peak, Cheshire uplands and the Manchester/Stockport boundary, respectively. Several people have asked why there aren’t more talks about members gardens so this series of short talks (10-15 minutes each) could be very useful to those of you who want to make your own garden. There should be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

1530 Meeting ends

If you are interested in attending then you must contact Ioan Davies (Email: northwest@jgs.org.uk), before the 12th November, 2019


16th November 2019
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


JGS North West Region


The Living Well
Borough Road
St. Helen's, WA10 3RN United Kingdom
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