Workshop: The Ancient Art of Topiary

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Date: Thursday 10 May
Times: 9am to 12pm or 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Nursery, Lampert Road
Tickets: $85 (+ booking fee if booked online), available via Eventbrite

The fascinating art of topiary isn't new, and 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 the 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.

The workshop will take place in the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Nursery - enter via the trade gate to the right of the Lower Carpark entrance (Lampert Road) and follow the road to the Nursery. Download a map.

This workshop is running as part of South Australia's History Festival, which runs through May 2018.

Book your spot online through Eventbrite.
See the entire 2018 Masterclass program, including plant propagation and bonsai.