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Arts and Craft Gardens - True Inspiration
A lecture by Frank Kershaw - Tuesday March 15, 2005 (7 p.m.)
Harbourfront Centre's Brigantine Room (235 Queens Quay West, Toronto)
Info/Tickets: Call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Tickets: $10 (free for members of the William Morris Society of Canada)

Internationally respected Toronto Parks and Garden expert Frank Kershaw presents an unique lecture and presentation, just in time for Spring - on Arts and Craft gardens (past and present) Tuesday March 15 at Harbourfront Centre. This lecture is presented by the William Morris Society of Canada and hosted by the Craft Studio at Harbourfront Centre.

The Arts and Craft movement left a legacy of fine gardens that influences garden design today. Arts and Craft is typified by a respect for nature, simplicity and integrity of design, use of local plants, stone and material - that melds nature and culture into a seamless composition. House and garden were unified with each structure complementing the other and garden rooms were designed to further that integration. A desire to see plants achieve their full form while being mindful of their seasonal attributes made for gardens that rewarded throughout the year. Frank Kershaw, a popular lecturer on parks and environmental topics, will inspire and educate when he presents and discusses examples of Arts and Crafts gardens from throughout North America.

Kershaw is Director of Policy and Development for the City of Toronto's Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Department. His presentation on behalf of the City of Toronto to the `Nations in Bloom' contest in Hamamatsu, Japan, February 2000, won first place for cities over one million population. His Arts and Craft Gardens - True Inspiration lecture is presented by the William Morris Society of Canada and hosted by the Craft Studio at Harbourfront Centre.

For lecture information and to purchase tickets the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com

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Media Contact: Shane Gerard, 416-973-4655, sgerard@harbourfrontcentre.com
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