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Alton Arts - Michael Balston on 'The Garden beyond the Plant'

  • Where:
    The Coronation Hall, Alton Barnes, Pewsey, SN8 4LB
  • When:
    7 November
    7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • How much:
    £8.50 each £20 for all 3 talks Children Half Price
  • Contact:
    01672 852265
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Alton Arts - Michael Balston on 'The Garden beyond the Plant'
Gardens are not created as isolated events. There are many factors that bear upon their design and maintenance. They are not just places in which to sit on a sunny day, or to kick a ball. They are not just places for a display of flowers or the growth of beans. They respond to soil, sun, wind and water. They are playgrounds for children and grown-ups in their separate ways. They are baldly functional or curiously mystical. My talk will explore some of these aspects that help determine what a garden is.
Michael Balston completed a 10 year term as a member of the Council of the RHS, and during this time he was Chairman of the Show Gardens Panel, a member of the Shows Committee and the Gardens Committee. While on Council, he was involved in Shows development and the Master Planning of the Society’s four gardens. He was appointed a Vice President of the RHS and for many years Michael served on the Europa Nostra Awards Panel and was a member of the Landscape Working Group.

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