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Thurs 21 March, 6.15pm - 8.15pm

Garden Design Series with Mark Hovane

Having spent 30 years in Japan, Mark is a leading expert on Japanese culture and garden history.

With training in design, tea ceremony and ikebana, he has fully immersed himself in the rich cultural aesthetic of his adopted home. Now shuttling between Kyoto and Sydney as a consultant, he is a passionate advocate for the contemplative landscapes unique to this ancient gardening tradition. His lecture will elucidate the depth and allure of Japanese gardens as invitations to stillness and tranquillity.

The 2019 Garden Design Series will be hosted by Paul Nicholson from the Royal Botanic Gardens and domain Trust at the Tattersalls Club on Hyde Park in Sydney’s CBD.

Due to the popularity of the Garden Design Series, now in its fifth year, you need to book early to secure your spot. Ticket includes drinks and canapés on arrival.

Book the full series and save: Click here

Mark Hovane - Thursday 21 March 2019
Andrew Laidlaw - Thursday 11 April 2019 
Jim Fogarty - Thursday 9 May 2019
Hugh Main - Thursday 13 June 2019


Thursday 21 March, 6.15pm - 8.15pm


FULL SERIES (4 TALKS): Foundation & Friends member $200, non-member $260, student $200.
SINGLE TALK: Foundation & Friends member $65, non-member $80, student $65.


Tattersalls Club
181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

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Terms and Conditions
Customer: The person who is attending the event. Member’s Price: Available for customers who will hold a current membership with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens at the time of the event/activity. Customers, individuals or groups must be named as membership holders. Non-Member’s Price: Available to all customers who are not current membership holders with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. For cancellations of less than 10 days: No refunds or transfers. For cancellations of 10 to 30 days prior: Cancellation fee is 50% of event/activity price, capped at a maximum of $100. The remaining amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. For cancellations of 30 days or more: No cancellation fee applied. The full amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. Special cancellation policies apply to Foundation & Friends New Years’ Eve event, and National & International Tours. For more information about T&Cs call 02 9231 8182.

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