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Folly or Fantastic: Garden Art and Architecture from the Sublime to the Absurd

Lucinda Brockway, Program Director for Cultural Resources at the Trustees of Reservations, Massachusetts  

Reservations - email Greenwichdecorativearts@gmail.com

The wayward romp through the gardens of England, France and America will explore the unique, unusual and extreme in garden art and architecture. From shell-encrusted caves to towered barns, personal wealth has produced some of the most fantastic creations money could buy. This lecture will take a journey through time and place, revealing garden buildings, statuary and art from the 17th to the 20th century.

Top picture: Castle Hill Casino in bloom, 2016, Photo: Robert Murray, The Trustees Archives and Research Center

Bottom picture:  Palladian Bridge, Stowe, Photo: Lucinda Brockway