Broadway Arts Festival Day School: ‘The Call of the Wild’

Sunday 10/06/12 00:00

Farncombe Estate Centre

In conjunction with the Broadway Arts Festival, Farncombe Estate is staging a special occasion for anyone who loves art and gardens.
While the artist John Singer Sargent, under the influence of Claude Monet, was developing plein air painting in Broadway, the renowned gardener William Robinson, inspired by John Ruskin and William Morris, sought to overthrow the formal Victorian style of gardening and incorporate wild flowers and trees into the ‘Wild Gardens’ that were to become his most durable contribution to garden making. This Study Day, led by three distinguished specialists, reflects on John Ruskin’s botanical drawings and writings, the development of ‘Wild Gardens’ by William Robinson, and the inspiration they had in art – especially the work of John Singer Sargent and Alfred Parsons in Broadway, and some of their American and Continental colleagues. The day is certain to be one of the highlights of the 2012 Broadway Arts Festival and early booking is strongly advised.