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The Living Well

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

April 2017

NW Region – Lecture Day

8th April 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Living Well, Borough Road
St. Helen's, WA10 3RN United Kingdom
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Temple Garden Design, a Zen monk's perspective – Rev. Jitei White, Buddhist Priest, Tara Centre, Lancaster Jitei is involved in the design of a large Zen Temple garden. He will present the design and talk about the meaning of the garden from the perspective of Zen practise. Jitei will discuss understanding the spiritual in the garden, that a Japanese garden, a temple garden, is the essence of the journey of life. Cowden Castle Japanese Garden Restoration – Kevin Shade Kevin…

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March 2018

Lecture Day

10th March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Living Well, Borough Road
St. Helen's, WA10 3RN United Kingdom
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Garden building on the riverbank in the Ashu mountains – Marilyn Hammerton Marilyn is a long time member of the Japanese Garden Society and frequently  attends North West regional meetings, some of you will remember a previous talk she gave on oriental gardens. In 2017, Marilyn and Bill attended the Japanese Garden Intensive Seminar plus in Kyoto.  The course was attended by 24 students and the highlight for her was the requirement to individually design and build a garden, on…

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November 2018

AGM and Lectures

17th November 2018 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Living Well, Borough Road
St. Helen's, WA10 3RN United Kingdom
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£20

Talks and AGM: 17th November 2018 Graham Hardman – Designing a Japanese Garden  Graham is well known to all members of the JGS. He is currently Vice President and a Trustee of the society and was the recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays and Rosette for his contribution to introducing and promoting Japanese gardens in the UK. Graham has been involved in the design and building of several new Japanese gardens in the UK, including Walkden,…

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March 2019

Lecture Day

23rd March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Living Well, Borough Road
St. Helen's, WA10 3RN United Kingdom
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£10

Mamiko Markham – The transition of garden styles - History and the bi-directional influences on art and design  Mamiko Markham is an expert in historical textile research in Japan and Central Asia and has worked in 30 countries around the world as a textile instructor for UNESCO for over 20years. Recently, she has carried out research and lectured on, the 150-year-old collection of 400 Japanese textile stencils of Middlesex University. Currently, I reside in South Wales and work as an…

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November 2019

Lecture Day and AGM

16th November 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Living Well, Borough Road
St. Helen's, WA10 3RN United Kingdom
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£20

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…

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