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Symposium on Japanese Garden in America at BBG

  http://www.bbg.org/vis2/eventcalendar.html

Last Updated: 3/2/2002

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG), Garden Conservancy and the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll garden are sponsoring a one-day symposium on the Japanese Garden in America at BBG on Thursday, 18 April 2002. Drawing from the knowledge of designers, caretakers and administrators of public and private Japanese gardens in America, the symposium will explore the unique nature of these gardens and how they fit in with the Japanese aesthetic. With an eye toward practical application, the speakers will discuss their experiences in design, renovation and plant selection for Japanese gardens in North America. The symposium will be held at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a premier horticultural destination in the spring, and has been timed to coincide with the flowering cherries. The recently restored Japanese Hill and Pond Garden is also a highlight and rare copies of books and titles on Japanese gardning from the archive will be display for the occasion.

The day-long symposium will start with a lecture by David Slawson on 'Creating Japanese Gardens Inspired by Native Scenery' followed by a lecture from Stephen Morrell on 'Expressing the Zen Aesthetic in Japanese Garden Design'. The afternoon will include a talk by Barry Yinger on 'Using Plants in the Japanese Garden: What Works and Why' followed by a description of the BBG's $3.2 million restoration of the Hill-and-Pond Garden by Judith D. Zuk, President and CEO of BBG. Following the talks, there will be a sake reception in the Hill-and-Pond Garden and a viewing of 18th and 19th century Japanese botanical works in the Rare Book Room

The all-day will be held 8:30-4:30pm on 18 April, 2002. Registration is $79 for BBG and Garden Conservancy members and $89 for non-members. There is an optional Bento Box Lunch for $15. To register, send payment infomration to Registration Office, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11225 or fax to 717.857.2430. Registrations received by 15 March will receive a free copy fo the 1990 BBG publication, Japanese Gardens.

The symposium is sponsored by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Garden Conservatory and the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden



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