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Japanese professor is guest lecturer; ARTS DIARY.

Byline: By P HILIP KEY

THOSE interested in creating their own traditional Japanese garden have been invited to an all-day workshop at the lecture room at Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston, Wirral on Sunday.

It will be conducted by Professor Masao Fukuhara of the Osaka University of Arts who has worked on the design of newJapanese gardens throughout the world besides restoring some of the most ancient gardens of his home country.

Some of the projects he has been responsible for in the UK include the Japanese landscape at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the design and restoration of Tatton Park's Japanese garden in 2001. He was also responsible for the Best in Showgarden at Chelsea in the same year (nowat the Botanical Garden of Wales), the water feature at RHS Risley and the Japanese garden at the Rothschild villa in France.

The morning session from 10.30amto 12.30pm will deal with howdifferent styles of Japanese gardens are designed followed by a hands-on practical demonstration by Prof Fukuhara from 1pm to 3.30pm after a short break for lunch.

Organised by the Japan Society North West and Ness Gardens translations will be conducted by Angela Davies, Liverpool-born chairman of the society.

The event is limited to 60 people with tickets at pounds 30 for JSNW members and the Friends of Ness and pounds 45 for non-members.

FOR further details, contact: 01925 728448.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 29, 2007
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