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Designs on the Landscape: Researching Scotland's Gardens

Scotland's Lost Gardens thanks to Marilyn Brown
Scotland's Lost Gardens - thanks to Marilyn Brown

Marilyn Brown, Garden Archaeologist introduces historic gardens and designed landscapes in Scotland from the Middle Ages and Renaissance including examples from monastic sites.

Marilyn will reveal the importance of historic gardens and designed landscapes and the type of information that can be discovered about them through survey and documentary research, including examples from monastic sites, palaces and the houses of the magnates as well as town gardens with particular reference to the gardens of the north-east of Scotland.

Meticulous research using varied, rare and newly available archive material combined with aerial photography exposes Scotland's disappeared landscapes and sanctuaries.

Marilyn Brown worked as senior archaeological investigator for the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland responsible for aerial survey, designed landscape and garden archaeology.

No booking required. Donate £3 at the door to the Friends of the Cruickshank Botanic Garden, a registered charity SC00435- members and students FREE. Marilyn will give this lecture on Thursday 13 April 2017 from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Zoology Lecture Theatre, Biological and Environmental Sciences Building (previously Zoology Building), Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ map.

In 2012 Marilyn published ‘Scotland’s Lost Gardens: from the Garden of Eden to the Stewart Palaces’, a book that gives remarkable depictions of centuries of lost landscapes and perspectives on how Scotland’s garden art and cultural heritage is located in a wider European movement of shared artistic values and literary influences.

All welcome - hosted by: Friends of the Cruickshank Botanic Garden Scottish charity SC004350


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