The English Garden
*Booking has now closed* The Federation of Finnish-British Societies in collaboration with British Embassy Helsinki invites you to the annual Autumn Seminar on the topic of "The English Garden".
The Federation of Finnish-British Societies
in collaboration with
British Embassy Helsinki
invites you to the annual Autumn Seminar on the topic of
“The English Garden”
on Thursday, the 29th of September 2022, from 12.00 until 17.00, at British Embassy Helsinki, Itäinen Puistotie 17, 00140 Helsinki
Visitors will need a photographic ID to show to the Security Guards.
Reserve your seat for the seminar by booking your place via www.finnbrit.fi.
The cost, including lunch and coffee/tea is €35, to be paid to the Federation of Finnish-British Societies’ bank account:
Ålandsbanken FI41 6601 0001 0932 85, BIC AA
by the 20th of September.
“The English Garden” is a Federation of Finnish-British Societies’ seminar programme of three illustrated talks by three top exponents of English horticultural knowledge. Between them, they explore the English Garden as a cultural icon. Its origins and story of the English Garden styles that have existed and what we can see today are explained by the first speaker, the award-winning journalist Ambra Edwards. The second speaker, horticulturalist David Stokes, then explains the Gardenesque period and why the modern English Garden looks the way it does. Our third speaker, the university lecturer Leena Lindén, considers the perceptions, understanding and indeed lessons the English Garden can give, through the prism of a Finnish eye, and to us all in the stressful modern world.
“The English Garden” – the programme
12.00 Lunch at the Embassy Residence
13.00 Opening words by Her Majesty’s Deputy Ambassador to the Republic of Finland, Kirsti Bourret
13.10-13.55 First speaker – horticultural writer Ambra Edwards: The story of the English Garden, its origins and historical development
14.00-14.45 Second speaker – Horticulturalist and writer David Stokes: The “Gardenesque.” How the English Garden became the way it is today
14.45-15.30 Coffee break
15.35-16.20 Third speaker – Helsinki University lecturer Leena Lindén: Lessons in English gardens
16.20-16.30 Q and A with the three speakers and the audience
16.30-16.35 Closing words by the Embassy Grounds Keeper Emma Laukkonen
16.35–16.40 Chair of the Federation of Finnish-British Societies, Marjut Salminen