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ADFAS (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) Geelong presents: Forty Shades of Green- Gardens of Ireland

7 October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

| Guests: $20. Followed by refreshments. New members most welcome.

ADFAS (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) Geelong presents:

Forty Shades of Green: Gardens of Ireland Forty Shades of Green- Gardens of Ireland

Tom Duncan

The history of gardening in Ireland broadly reflects the changes in Irish society over the past few hundred years. There are no Irish gardens of note extant before the late seventeenth century. Formal gardening in the French and English manner was created, but little has survived. The nineteenth-century saw the development of new ideas as the professional classes began to garden, while Twentieth-century gardening was something practiced quietly, in private, reflecting the polarised nature of Irish society after World War I.

Tom Duncan was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied History of Art and Ancient History and Classical Archaeology. He obtained his Masters in the United States, and moved to England in 1984 to complete his PhD.  He has lectured widely to heritage and artistic organisations, nationally and internationally, for many years.


Members subscribe to a series of enjoyable lectures across a broad spectrum of fine, decorative, contemporary and creative art forms. The same lecture is delivered twice, on a Monday  at 10.30am and 6pm. They are each followed by refreshments.

We delight in welcoming new members. Guests $20

Membership Enquiries:
Sally Birrell
5250 3264 or 0427 342 213

In addition, our volunteers are involved in a wide variety of activities including heritage and conservation projects, guiding at historic properties and conducting Church Recordings and Studies.

A range of ADFAS Young Arts grants and awards encourages students to gain an appreciation of the arts and supports young artists on their chosen career path.


There are 37 societies across regional and metropolitan Australia. The Association of ADFAS is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the arts across metropolitan and rural communities. In addition to hosting an annual lecture series, many societies create arts-related opportunities for young people and conduct research projects into buildings of cultural and historical significance.



7 October 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Guests: $20. Followed by refreshments. New members most welcome.
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ADFAS( Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) GEELONG
0427 342 213 


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