Date: Sunday 19 May 2019
Time: 9am - 12pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Nursery
Cost: $95 per person. Bookings can be made through Eventbrite or over the phone by calling (08) 8222 9311. (Please note that bookings made online will incur a booking fee).
Learn how to start your own topiary collection for your garden.
The fascinating art of topiary isn't new and in fact, it dates back to the first century AD when Roman Gardeners began shaping trees and shrubs by regular trimming and garden craft.
Topiary then entered the European gardening’s mainstream during the Italian Renaissance, when gardeners turned back to ancient Rome and Greece for inspiration.
Join this practical and hands-on workshop to discover this craft’s rich history and its link to ornamental horticulture, while learning how to grow, train and maintain your own topiary collection. You'll even get to take home your own topiary plant and carry on the ancient tradition.
This workshop is running as part of South Australia's History Festival, which runs through May 2019.
About the presenter: Matt Coulter
Matt Coulter has worked in the horticultural nursery industry for the past 34 years, including five years in a specialised topiary production nursery in NSW. Matt is currently the curator of Plant Propagation at the Ad
elaide, Mount Lofty and Wittunga Botanic Gardens managing the propagation and growing of new plant material for the Gardens.
Matt is widely known for his innovative work in propagating one of the world's most fascinating plants - the Amorphophallus titanum. Matt's work has seen the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia amass one of the world's largest collections of this threatened species. Matt has worked in a broad range of technical and highly specialised propagation roles, and has travelled extensively around the world visiting many of the top formal gardens participating in topiary designs.
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