‘Plants and Print-Making: a day at Canterbury Cathedral’ Monday 5 August

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Join us for a day exploring gardening history at Canterbury Cathedral and developing print-making skills with a local artist. In the morning, the Cathedral’s Head Gardener, Philip Oostenbrink will give an illustrated talk on the history of the Cathedral’s gardens. This will be followed by a visit to the Archives and Library to enjoy collections relating to plants and gardening. After a two-course hot lunch in the Refectory Restaurant at the Cathedral Lodge, Dawn Cole will lead a print-making workshop inspired by the Cathedral’s collections.

Price per person: £49 (10% discount for Friends of Canterbury Cathedral).

10.30am – Arrival tea and coffee in the Cathedral Herb Garden

10.45am-11.45 – Illustrated talk by Philip Oostenbrink, Cathedral Head Gardener, on the history of gardening at the Cathedral

11.45am-1pm – Visit to the Cathedral Archives and Library to enjoy items relating to plants and gardening

1-2pm – 2-course hot lunch, with tea and coffee at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

2-4.30pm – Print-making workshop, inspired with Dawn Cole, inspired by the Archives and Library collections (in the Schools Department)

4.30pm – Tea, coffee and biscuits

Guest are welcome to enjoy Evensong in the Cathedral at 5.30pm.

Not local? We currently have bedrooms available on Sunday 4 and Monday 5 August and are delighted to offer you the reduced rate of £109 B&B for single occupancy or £119 B&B for double occupancy.

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