The Arts Society North Yorkshire & South Durham’s next lecture is on Monday 16th September 2019. It’s on the subject of ‘Italian Gardens: Their Beauty, Meaning and Relevance Today’.

The great Italian gardens of the Renaissance were created at a pivotal time for Western civilisation, when man’s spirit and intellect successfully attained new heights in all fields of human expression. The lecture will show how principals of great art were applied to outdoor spaces and how lessons from the past continue to inspire modern gardens.

Lecturer Laura de Beden is a chartered landscape architect, a garden designer, academic and international lecturer and writer on landscape issues. She runs her own practice specialising in the design of gardens and large estates.