VIRTUAL LECTURE (LIVE) | Around the World with Kenneth Park XI: The Story of the French Garden

Thursday 19 Nov 2020, 10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Kenneth Park as he presents his lecture The Story of the French Garden via Zoom. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/

The lecture will begin promptly at 10:30am. Please ensure you are online before the start to allow admittance to the lecture. Lectures are not recorded and can only be viewed at the time listed on your ticket. Ticket sales will close at 9:00am on day of lecture, unless sold out prior.

**Link to Zoom meeting will be emailed prior to the lecture. Please see note on your ticket. If you have any concerns please email Kathleen at admin@johnstoncollection.org**

This engaging lecture will examine the evolution of the French garden, as well as exploring some of the loveliest gardens to be found in France today. Kenneth will transport you to the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Palace of Versailles, Château de Villandry, Château de Marqueyssac and many more. This lecture pays homage to André Le Nôtre: leading landscape architect and the principal gardener of King Louis XIV of France. The inspired designs of Le Nôtre represent the height of the French formal garden style, or jardin à la française.

KENNETH W PARK has served as Curator of Collections at Wesley College, Melbourne for just on thirty years. This role sees him responsible for the school’s extensive art and archival collections. Kenneth also consults in both the corporate and public sectors in philanthropic fundraising (especially in planned giving) as well as marketing, sponsorship, art, membership / loyalty and public relations.

An avid traveller, tour leader and lecturer, Kenneth works with a range of tourism organisations and travel companies across the globe. He lives by the motto: ‘Life is a grand tour so make the most of it’. His tertiary studies include political science, administration, museum studies, industrial relations, fine arts, history and international relations. Kenneth has a passion for travel, food, wine, arts, architecture, history, and good conversation … essentially the good life!

Image| Gardens of Chateau de Saint-Cloud c. 1720. Courtesy Kenneth Park

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