About this Event
Oriental gardens can be beautiful, serene places, where spirituality can be embodied in plants and the natural surrounds. These gardens reflect nature on a small scale. Symbolism is a very important part of the design.
The basis of this garden design philosophy is that all energy in the universe is reflected in all the natural elements found around us. Water, stone and plants are popular features in Oriental Gardens and are historically used in these designs to reflect the philosophy. There is often an element of the mystical, for example, tightly winding stone paths can be used to confuse ‘malicious spirits’ that may follow an unwary traveller.
Japanese gardens are very meditative and include ‘value voids’ and spaces between garden elements like water, feature plants and trees, and structures. There are many different expressions in Japanese gardens; dry raked pebbles that imitate mountains and water movement, richly planted tea gardens and gently flowing water features. Colour is used in a very measured way in Japanese gardens
We will discuss techniques of gardening include clipping and topiary, wiring to shape and wooden supports, all done to enhance the wellbeing and longevity of the plants.
In this one-day workshop (held on Friday 14 October 2022 from 9:00am to 4:00pm), you will explore:
- differences between Japanese and Chinese Garden design
- how an Australian resource pallet can be used to represent the philosophies as accurately as possible
- what artistic and practical elements you can use in your garden to create a oriental garden
Collaborative delivery approach
The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia is proud to deliver a suite of courses in collaboration with Ink Landscape Design.
Ink Landscape Design are a passionate team of award-winning professionals with unique and transdisciplinary expertise. With experience in landscape architecture, design, education, community engagement and the arts, Ink Landscape Design works with a soft ecological footprint, offering long term solutions with minimal impact on resources and maximum benefit for all. Find out about this series of collaborative workshops at botanicgardens.sa.gov.au.
Workshop presenter: Arbel Zhao
Arbel established his landscape architecture career in China with specialist skills in commercial and large residential projects. With Australian qualifications and experience, Arbel brings a unique cultural perspective to inspire local landscapes. Arbel lecturers in Australia and China in areas of Landscape Design and Architecture.
This workshop will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building at Adelaide Botanic Garden. It is the three story red brick building on Hackney Road, north of the Wine Centre. Ticketed parking is available outside the Wine Centre and Goodman Building. Alternatively, you can get to Adelaide Botanic Garden by public transport.
What to bring:
• A willingness to have some fun and learn at the same time
• A3 unlined sketchpad or notebook
• Coloured and HB or B pencils
• Black Pen
We look forward to seeing you there!
The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority and, in preparation to welcoming our programs, we are implementing new COVID-19 compliant protocols to offer an enjoyable experience for all participants while minimising the risk of COVID-19. Measures include:
• Participants must not attend if they are unwell and/ or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms.
• Group sizes have been kept small to ensure physical distancing can be adhered to while not impacting on the quality of the learning experience
• Participants and staff must practice good hygiene before, during and after sessions
• Extra cleaning regimes will be in place before, during and after each session
• Participants must maintain physical distance (1.5m), COVID check-in and wearing of masks
For more information and updates on the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see LATEST NEWS.
Workshop Cancellation Policy
The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia reserves the right to alter any of the workshop arrangements as required.
If the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia cancels a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, participants will be notified by email and any fees paid will be fully refunded. Please allow up to three weeks for the refund to be processed.
Cancellation for a workshop by the participant must be in writing, containing the title and date of the workshop and registrants name and emailed to [email protected]
The participant can send a substitute attendee providing the Gardens is advised of the name and contact details of the substitute attendee before the event start date.
No fee will be charged for cancellations received up to 10 working days before the events start date, and any fees paid will be fully refunded. Please allow up to three weeks for the refund to be processed.
Cancellations received less than 10 working days before the event start date will incur a cancellation fee of 25% of the total event fee.
Less than one working days notice or non-attendance on the day, without prior notification as outlined above, will attract the full event fee.
If you have any questions please contact the Botanic Gardens on 08 8222 9343.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Adelaide Botanic Garden, The Goodman Building, Adelaide, Australia
AUD 0.00 to AUD 180.00