Press Release

18 February 2011

Canterbury Christ Church University's public lecture series continues with a life enhancing lecture to be held at University Centre Folkestone.

On Thursday 24 February, Laura de Beden, Landscape Architect and Garden Designer, will give an introduction to the art of creating gardens in her lecture ‘The life enhancing garden’.

As a Landscape Architect, Laura has worked on large projects for leisure centres, retail, industrial and housing developments and now specialises in the design of urban and rural gardens and large estates.

Laura said: “Like any form of art, garden design has a language and vocabulary which needs to be understood in order to gain awareness and fully enjoy its beauty.

“The lecture is for those who love gardens and are passionate about their artistic dimension. It is about appreciating the concept of garden design in an accessible way.

“Using inspiring images I will illustrate both the material and spiritual sides of gardening, from the crucial importance of space to the awakening of the senses and the powerful role of memory. They all contribute to the make-up of a successful garden that will answer mankind’s unstoppable search for beauty, serenity and meaning.”

The lecture takes place at University Centre Folkestone, Mill Bay, CT20 1JG. It starts at 6pm and it is free to attend. Reservations are required, to book a place call 01303 760 600.


Notes to Editor

Laura de Beden is an associate member of the Landscape Institute and a member of the Society of Garden Designers; she is also an official lecturer for the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies. In 1993 she won a position as Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the School of Architecture and Landscape at Kingston University and in 2001 was appointed Course Director in Garden Design.

Her articles have been published in Abitare, Gardenia, Spaziocasa, The Garden History Society Journal (Special issue 2000), and Garden Design (2004).

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With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

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