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Apr 2015

Lecture and Annual General Meeting

25th Apr 2015 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

This meeting will start with a presentation by Graham Hardman entitled from Tatton to Bury Hospice.  It will describe the process of the creation of the gold medal winning garden at RHS Tatton and the subsequent re-use of the materials to build The Garden of a Thousand Views at Bury Hospice. The Annual General Meeting of the Region will take place after the presentation. There will also be an opportunity to visit the Harlow Carr Gardens and the Spring Harrogate…

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Jun 2015

Commented Visit to Biddulph Grange Garden

18th Jun 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Created by James Bateman from the 1840s, the garden displays a series of Italian, Egyptian, Chinese and Himalayan themes, as well as an outstanding collection of worldwide plants. In relation to our conference, the vision of a Chinese garden as well as the "Great wall of China" exhibited in the garden will be our primary focus. The coach will depart at 9.30am (TBC) from the Arts Tower car park, University of Sheffield, Western Bank S10 2TN. We are aiming to…

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Conference – New Approaches in Chinese Garden History

19th Jun 2015

This exceptional occasion brings together international speakers unlikely to be gathered again in UK. Their papers will touch upon diverse aspects of Chinese gardens studies, from historical, sociological, artistic or cultural point of views; including the Western perception of “the Chinese garden” through orientalism, the “Chinese gardens” built in Western countries, the translation of Chinese sources or the study of regional gardening styles. It is relevant to Landscape, Architecture, Translation and Historical studies scholars in addition to East Asian studies…

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Oct 2015

National Annual General Meeting

17th Oct 2015 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Calderstone Mansion House, Calderstone Park
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The National AGM and associated lectures. Theme for the day –Personal approaches to the Japanese garden tradition, Where do I go from here? Three garden creators, Graham Hardman, Howard Healey and Robert Ketchell, will each be giving a talk on their individual approaches to incorporating ideas derived from the Japanese garden tradition into creating gardens in the UK. The writer and garden historian Yoko Kawaguchi will give a talk on how the Japanese perceive their own garden tradition, “A view…

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Jul 2016

Yorkshire & Humber Region Garden Visit

16th Jul 2016 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

A visit to a small private Japanese garden in North Lincolnshire. The day will include a talk and demonstration of Shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute.

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