Great French Gardens: Exploring Giverny, Versailles, and More with Dr. Toby Musgrave

Great French Gardens: Exploring Giverny, Versailles, and More with Dr. Toby Musgrave


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Join garden historian and author Dr. Toby Musgrave on a ‘Grand Tour’ showcasing the great garden of France. Revealing their diversity and richness, exploring their contribution to global garden art, and offering some wonderful inspiration for gardeners at home. 

Mention French gardens and the first thought is Versailles. And wonderful though it is, there is much more to French garden art than this Baroque masterpiece. Take a geographical virtual tour and visit a diversity of France’s wonderful gardens - each of which is open to the public and may be visited and experienced in person - made in a variety of climates and times, from the Mediterranean to alpine, Renaissance to contemporary.

Gardens featured during our discussion will include: Giverny, the Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac, Jardins de Kerdalo, Le Jardin Plume, Les Colombières, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Versailles, Villa Ephrussi, Villa Noailles and Villandry.

Led by an expert on gardens and garden history, Dr. Toby Musgrave, this interactive seminar will showcase and celebrate France’s great and inspiring gardens. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with increased knowledge and understanding of France’s great garden heritage.

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Dr. Toby Musgrave is a foremost authority on the subjects of garden and plant history and design, about which he has authored or co-authored 18 books. Most recently "The Garden: Elements and Styles" and "The Multifarious Mr. Banks." He is a part-time Faculty Lecturer at the Danish Institute of Studies Abroad in his adopted country, Denmark, where he teaches American study abroad students. Between semesters he works as a gardens tour leader and as a lecturer aboard small, expedition cruise ships. Additionally, he acts as a consultant to various garden restoration projects and has written numerous articles for a range of magazines and newspapers including The Garden, Gardens Illustrated, The English Garden, Country Life, The Times, The Telegraph, Haven, and Jyllands Posten. His own garden is one of the de Runde Haver. For more information about Toby and his work please visit www.TobyMusgrave.com.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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