AGM and Lecture – American Garden Meets English landscape


Sunday, 3 October 2021 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Avon Gardens Trust Annual General Meeting will be held in the Spielman Centre, at Arnos Vale cemetery, Bristol on Sunday 3rd October at 1.30 PM.

The meeting will followed with a Lecture – AMERICAN GARDEN MEETS ENGLISH LANDSCAPE with Andrew Cannell, Head Gardener at the American Museum & Gardens, Bath.

About the talk

In 2018 the American Museum & Gardens completely remodelled its grounds offering its visitors unique insights into American horticulture and landscape design.  Visitors can walk in the footsteps of George Washington in his updated and revamped Upper Garden which is now a more authentic representation of his 1799 colonial garden.  They can also enjoy something contemporary in the New American Garden, designed by award-winning American landscape architects Oehme, Van Sweden, famous for their bold swathes of grasses and perennials that distil the grandeur of American meadows.

In this talk Andrew tells the story of how these two projects came to be and of how they sit within a tranquil and quintessentially English setting.

About Andrew

Wisley-trained Andrew joined the American Museum & Gardens in early 2015.  This followed three years as Senior Gardener at Woolbeding Gardens in West Sussex.  Andrew is a hands-on gardener interested in creating beautiful garden spaces where people can connect with plants and nature.  He is inspired by grasslands and meadows, dunes and mountains; landscapes that are paired-back, elemental and afford panoramic views.

About the American Museum & Gardens

Situated due east of Bath high above the beautiful Limpley Stoke Valley, the American Museum & Gardens’ mission since 1961 has been to ‘educate, stimulate, and inspire its visitors in order to further the understanding of American history and culture’.  The museum remains the only museum outside the United States to showcase the decorative arts of America.

Full details of the day will be circulated to members.

This talk will be an insight to a visit we hope to arrange in 2022.

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