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Monty Don
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Derry Moore

Paradise Gardens: A Journey Through India and Turkey to Morocco and Spain

Monty Don and Derry Moore

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

4:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£8 - £20

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Britain’s best-known gardener Monty Don and one of the greatest photographers of his age Derry Moore talk about their book on Islamic gardens and the accompanying BBC television series.

Don and Moore visited stunning Islamic gardens in Spain, Morocco, the UK, Iran, Turkey, and India. They discovered how a different culture and climate influenced gardens. Gardens play a central role in everyday Islamic life. They are seen as a shaded place for rest and reflection. The television series is due to air in spring of this year.

Don is a television presenter and writer on gardening best known for presenting the BBC’s flagship gardening programme, Gardeners’ World, since 2003. He has also presented several other documentaries and gardening shows on television including Don Roaming, Fork to Fork, Real Gardens, Lost Gardens, Italian Gardens and Monty Don’s French Gardens, and is author of more than a dozen books.

Moore is the 12th Earl of Drogheda. He is well known for his photography of gardens, houses and architectural interiors reproduced in magazines such as Architectural Digest, Vogue, and Town and Country. He has published more than a dozen books including Inside the House of Lords and Great Gardens of Italy.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine