General Meeting – Saturday 18th June 2016 – 2pm

Guest Speaker: Stuart Read

Topic: Heritage & Trees: are they connected & what’s in it for me?

Stuart Read was fortunate to win an overseas fellowship from the Pratt Foundation/International Specialised Skills Institute, travelling through Spain in 2005 studying the management of change in old and new parks and gardens.  He led a tour of Spanish gardens for the Friends of the Historic Houses Trust of NSW in 2010.  Trained in science, amenity horticulture and landscape architecture in New Zealand, he has specialised since 1991 in working on Australian World, National and now NSW heritage areas. Stuart strives for acceptance of landscapes as a valid type of heritage place worth managing sensitively.  Particular passions are lessons from historic gardens, tracing global plant movement, better management of cultural landscapes as part of our future identity and economy.