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Topiary Craft: Start your own topiary garden
Sun. 14 May 2017, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm ACST
The fascinating art of topiary is not new, and in fact dates back to the first century AD, when Roman Gardeners first began shaping of trees and shrubs by regular trimming and garden craft. Topiary entered into the European gardening's mainstream during the Italian Renaissance, when gardeners turned back to ancient Rome and Greece for inspiration. In this Masterclass you will discover this craft's rich history, while learning how to grow, train and maintain your own topiary collection - carrying on the ancient tradition.
Select a plant from the Botanic Gardens Of South Australia's Nursery and start the training process. All plants worked on in class can then be taken home.
Presenter: Matt Coulter
Matt Coulter has worked in the horticultural nursery industry for the past 30 years. Matt is currently the curator of Plant Propagation at the Adelaide, Mount Lofty and Wittunga Botanic Gardens managing the propagation and growing of new plant material for the Gardens. Matt is widely known for his innovative work in propagating one of the world's most fascinating plants - the Amorphophallus titanum. Matt has worked in a broad range of technical and highly specialised propagation roles and has travelled extensively around the world visiting many of the top formal gardens participating in topiary designs.