Philosophy in the Gardens: Damon Young

Philosophy in the Gardens: Damon Young

Saturday 30 August 2014, 10:00am—11:00am

Why did Marcel Proust have bonsai beside his bed? What was Jane Austen doing, coveting an apricot? How was Friedrich Nietzsche inspired by his 'thought tree'? In 'Philosophy in the Garden', Damon Young explores one of literature's most intimate relationships: that between authors and their gardens.

In partnership with Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Restriction: All Ages

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WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival 2014
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PHILOSOPHY IN THE GARDENS: Damon Young
In partnership with Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Why did Marcel Proust have bonsai beside his bed? What was Jane Austen doing, coveting an apricot? How was Friedrich Nietzsche inspired by his 'thought tree'? In 'Philosophy in the Garden', Damon Young explores one of literature's most intimate relationships: that between authors and their gardens.

For some, the garden provided a retreat; for others, solitude's quiet counsel. For all, it played a philosophical role, giving their ideas a new life. In this special festival session, in a room with a view in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Damon Young reveals the profound thoughts discovered in parks, backyards and pot-plants and discusses the importance of botanic gardens.
Introduced by Christchurch Botanic Gardens curator, John Clemens.

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
Christchurch, New Zealand

Entrance via Armagh Street

Address: Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Christchurch
Canterbury
Phone: 03 941 7590