Drayton Hall Distinguished Speaker Series, in partnership with South Carolina Humanities, presents Mark Laird, renowned historic landscape conservationist. His discussion will be about Allées and Theatrical Arrangements in English Gardens, 1740-1840: Painshill, Strawberry Hill, and Wrest Park.
Mark Laird is Associate Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, and has a consultancy in historic landscape conservation with bases in Toronto and the UK.
As a consultant, he has advised on sites in Europe and North America: Hestercombe, Gibside, Wrest Park, and Strawberry Hill in England; Fürst-Pückler-Park in Germany; the Belvedere Garten in Austria; the Halifax Public Gardens, Grange Park, and Allan Gardens in Canada; and Vimy Ridge in France. For replanting work at Painshill Park, England, where he is an Associate Director, he was a joint recipient of a 1998 Europa Nostra medal.
When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Where: Gibbes Museum, 135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
Lecture is free to all. The reception is $10 for members and $20 for non-member. No door admittance can be accommodated, please RSVP here.
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