Public Lectures | Taylor and Sangster Lectures on two German Gardens

Andrew Lowth on the Berlin Botanic Garden and David Marshall on the Garden Realm of Woerlitz

The Garden Realm of Woerlitz is a group of ‘palaces’ and gardens in Anhalt Saxony whose origins lie in the Enlightenment of the late eighteenth century. This massive and fascinating cultural environment features extensive waterways, follies (including an erupting Vesuvius) and gardens based on the English landscape style. Woerlitz was established by Duke Leopold III for the pleasure and education of the public and has always welcomed visitors.  David Marshall

Constructed between 1887 and 1910, the Botanic Garden Berlin-Dahlem comprises an area of 126 acres. Beckoning like an oasis from the southwest of Berlin, it is is the city’s ‘green jewel’. Together with the Botanical Museum, it is one of the three largest and most important botanical gardens in the world and one that can, in fact, look back on a rich 300-year tradition of Prussian horticulture.  Andrew Lowth

Date: 12th July 8.00pm

Venue: The Raglan, 1 Camp St, Daylesford.

Presented by  Friends of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. All enquiries to or phone 5348 7540.