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THE SUBTLE ART OF COLOUR IN ENGLISH GARDEN DESIGN Timothy Walker Monday 10 February 2020

This talk looks at how to apply the principles of colour theory in designing a border, but it also looks at the ways in which a border is different from a painting. However, it goes further than this and looks at how work of the likes of Turner, Monet, Rothko, Jackson Pollack, and Hockney evolved in parallel with ideas about what a garden or border should look like.

Timothy Walker was director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden for 26 years during which time the Garden won four Gold Medals at the Chelsea Flower Show, one of which was for an exhibit explaining the science of using colour in the garden. Since 2014 he has been the College Lecturer in Biology at Somerville College Oxford.