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Anderson Gardens curator to present lecture June 20
Online Staff Report
Anderson Japanese Gardens Curator and Head of Horticulture Tim Gruner will present a lecture, “Patterns and Rhythms of Nature that Inspire Japanese Garden Design,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 20, at the gardens’ Visitor Center.
Gruner will present the guiding principles of Japanese garden design and how they are derived from patterns and rhythms found in nature. At their best, Japanese gardens induce the positive emotional response that one would experience in a place of natural beauty. The general pattern formed by trees growing along streams and slopes, the nature of a stream winding through a meadow and the gradual transition of the seasons marked by ephemeral blooms inform the designer of a Japanese garden. The ultimate goal of the garden is to create a place of peace, calm and tranquility that provides the opportunity for fresh and clear thought.
All lectures are free to Anderson Japanese Gardens members and are $5 for non-members. Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting Sara at (815) 316-3307 or email@example.com.
Posted June 19, 2013