Lectures

Julia Picton Wallace Lecture and Spencer Workshop –  November 11, 2020

The Julia Picton Wallace Lecture, begun in 2006 and is held biennially in the fall, and is devoted to the subject of floral arrangement. These speakers are prominent floral artists who give a demonstration and speak about the methods and skills necessary to floral arranging. Presenters have included Elisa DeJong Stout, Natasha Lisitsa, Jane Godshall, Soho Sakai and Bruno Duarte.

Christin Geall is a Canadian floral designer, writer, gardener, photographer, and author of the book Cultivated: Elements of Floral Style (Princeton Architectural Press, 2020). Through her company, Cultivated, she teaches floral design in the UK, US, and Canada. Trained in horticultural at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, she completed a BA in Environmental Studies & Anthropology and a MFA in writing before becoming a gardening columnist for Gardenista and the Black Press group, an adjunct professor, and designer. Her writing and floral work focuses on the intersections of nature, culture, and horticulture.

 

Cultivated: Elements of Floral Style Book Trailer 

 

The Nancy Thomas Horticulture Lecture – February 19, 2020

The Nancy Thomas Horticulture Lecture was established in 1995 and is held biennially in February. This event focuses on horticulture. Recent speakers have included Adriaan Geuze, William Cullina and Antonia Adezio.