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The Oxhill News

June 2012

This months News



Oxhill Garden Club

On a cold wet April evening it wasn’t hard to imagine how colourless the lives of the Elizabethan peasantry were. In contrast, Tamsin Rosewell gave the Garden Club an animated, enthusiastic insight into how richly coloured the original gardens, created by Robert Dudley at Kenilworth Castle, were. Greatly architectural, with large gaudy structures, the planting seems insignificant to modern gardeners. However, the gardens were created from continental pattern books, probably most inventive at the time. The statements in the gardens were symbolic, making personal political expressions as well as being sensual; exclusively fashioned just for the creator – a splendid ego trip for a very ambitious man’s attempts to influence his queen.

Future dates:

21st June Garden Party 7pm, by kind permission of Ruth Gibson
12th July  afternoon visit to Janet Cropley’s garden 2.15pm
22nd August  day visit to Wells 

All of the above could be opportunities to get snapping for the 2012 photographic competition:

One entry, 7x5ins, unmounted for “Summer Flowers” or “Winter Garden”.

Closing date October meeting. 

Ann Saxton Tel: 680613 e-mail ann.saxton@tiscali.co.uk

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