Emma Clark
Islamic Garden Design

SACRED GARDENS WORKSHOP, Week-end of June 4th-5th, 2016

Do join us on an inspiring 2-day Workshop on Sacred Gardens from the evening of Friday June 3rd until Sunday June 5th, 2016

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and our most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and foster its renewal is our only hope.” Wendell Berry

Taking place in the beautiful and historic City of Wells in Somerset it will include illustrated talks, practical geometry, and drawing  classes as well as visits to local gardens such as the Bishop’s Palace Garden, the Old Deanery Garden and the Chalice Well Garden in nearby Glastonbury. The workshop is led by the same specialist and experienced trio of tutors as before: Emma Clark, Tom Bree and Adam Hunt.

The Workshop will explore the philosophy, geometry and profound symbolism of the sacred gardens of the world, together with practical drawing sessions. There will also be a presentation followed by discussion about the ever-more urgent themes of bio-diversity, sustainability and re-wilding, and how vital a sense of the Sacred is in any discussion of such topics.

Cost: £200 per person (Includes coffee/ tea and a delicious freshly prepared home-made light lunch each day) A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to book your place. There will be a welcoming dinner (optional) in an excellent, reasonably-priced restaurant in Wells on the evening of Friday June 3rd (not included in the fee).

It is non-residential so participants will be sent a list of recommended accommodation and other details. For more information and booking please contact: info@emma-clark.com

Emma Clark – (MA RCA) specialist in Islamic gardens and their spiritual symbolism and Senior Tutor at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, author of ‘The Art of the Islamic Garden’’.

Tom Bree – (MA The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts) geometer, artist, teacher and writer

Adam Hunt – (BSc MSc) landscape and garden designer specialising in holistic, sustainable gardens, partner in Petherick Urquhart & Hunt Landscape Design Consultancy.

Photo: Waterfall and seating area next to the healing pool, Chalice Well Garden, Glastonbury