The Sensory Garden, a new chapter in Girton College gardening

The Sensory Garden, a new chapter in Girton College gardening

The Sensory Garden, a new chapter in Girton College gardening

event Sunday, September 24, 2023 schedule 10.30am - 11.30am BST
Past event
Past event
event Sunday, September 24, 2023 schedule 10.30am - 11.30am BST
  • sensory garden
by Julia Andersson, head gardener at Girton College
In-person | Free
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Colleges, Museums and collections, Science and technology
Location: 
Stanley Library | View details

The idea of a sensory garden at Girton College came about during the pandemic, when former Mistress, Susan J. Smith felt inspired by the sensory garden down in the Girton village. A garden design competition was launched and several of these entries were combined to create a final design. Upon Julia’s arrival she was presented with this design which was used to create the final garden. In this talk we will look at the development of the sensory garden from start to finish, its importance as well as at its future. The talk will finish with a Q&A session and a tour of the Sensory Garden.

Please note that filming/photography will be talking place at this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings may be used for College publicity purposes, including the website. If you do not wish to be photographed/filmed, please inform the photographer or event organiser.

Speaker

Julia Andersson

Julia started her horticultural training at Naturbruksgymnasiet Uddetorp in Sweden, followed by training at Pershore College, Cambridge University Botanic Garden and Chelsea Physic Garden. She completed her Kew Diploma in botanical horticulture at The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in 2018 and has since worked in the gardens departments at King’s College and Christ’s College. Julia joined Girton College as the head gardener in August 2022.

Booking information

Bookings for this event are handled externally. Please contact the event organiser if you have any questions.

Capacity: 
15

Booking for this event is now closed.

Location

Stanley Library
Girton College
Cambridge
CB3 0JG
United Kingdom

Contact

Tel: 
01223 764935
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