Picturesque Gardens

Picturesque Garden
28 Sep 2019 to 19 Jan 2020
10am to 5pm
In support of Hamilton Garden’s newest ‘fantasy’ garden, the Picturesque Garden opening in November, this exhibition looks at the way New Zealanders engaged with idea of the picturesque.
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Address: 
1 Grantham Street, Hamilton
Region: 
Waikato

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Fashionable from the late 1700s, the picturesque style of garden was the terrain of the rich. Evocative ancient ruins, quaint caves, hidden symbolism and asymmetrical landscaping were features of picturesque European estates. With a kiwi can-do attitude, Europeans began to transplant picturesque gardens onto New Zealand soils. In support of Hamilton Garden’s newest ‘fantasy’ garden, the Picturesque Garden which is open to the public from Tuesday 5 November, this exhibition looks at the way New Zealanders engaged with the idea of the picturesque.

Free Entry.

Education programmes are available for this exhibition.

Image:  Jan Zachariasz Frey after Zygmunt Vogel, Widok świątyni Diany w Arkadii (The Temple of Diana at Arkadia), 1807. Collection of National Museum in Warsaw

 

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Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

26 Sep 2019

For an inspirational experience, visit us on the banks of the Waikato River in the heart of Hamilton's cultural precinct. Our exhibitions and activities tell the stories of this region and include visual art, social history, tangata whenua and science.