Lecture by Laura De Beden

Italian Gardens, their beauty, meaning and relevance today

On Monday 17th May we held a lecture by Zoom. Over 100 members enjoyed tuning into this lecture.

Laura has a deep knowledge of the arts, design and plants. She was a plant baby from birth, and all her memories, even the early ones, show an awareness and love for plants. She studied Humanities and Foreign Languages and Literatures in Italy, then commuted to England every week at first to take up Landscape Arch and graduated from Birmingham University. She also studied Garden Design with John Brookes who asked her to teach with him in South America. She won a permanent position in L.A. at Kingston University, and remained for 16 years, later expanding her lecturing to the Chelsea Physic Garden, National Trust, and Nadfas, now known as The Arts Society.