Chester Decorative & Fine Arts Society

A Member Society of NADFAS

 

Welcome to Chester DFAS

We meet during the lecture season from September to June
on the third Tuesday of each month at 11am or 2pm
at Chester Zoo Lecture Theatre, Upton-by-Chester.
Doors open at 10.15am for the morning session
and 1.15pm for the afternoon session.
Tea and Coffee are available before the start of the lecture.

Tuesday 16 May 2017
Lancelot Capability Brown: Landscape, Art and Dame Nature
Lecturer: Twigs Way  
Lancelot Capability Brown rose to become the most famous landscape gardener in England. Working with the essential elements of contours, water and trees, he created landscapes so breathtakingly beautiful that the poet Whitehead commented that only Brown and Dame Nature could distinguish between his work and hers. Although a little late, we celebrate the 300th anniversary of his birth. We will consider his life and work and examine his aims and methods as well as the accolades and charges laid at the feet of 'England's Greatest Gardener'.

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