University to Host Nationally Recognized Garden Designer Gordon Hayward

May 1, 2009

Gordon Hayward Garden Photo
Franklin Pierce University will host nationally recognized garden designer Gordon Hayward, whose landscaping is displayed at several locations on campus including Petrocelli Hall, Marcucella Hall and the Campus Center.

RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce University will host nationally recognized garden designer, writer and lecturer, Gordon Hayward, on Tuesday, May 5. His lecture, "Fine Painting as Inspiration for Garden Design", will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in Pierce Hall. The public is invited and admission is free.

Hayward first presented this one hour lecture at The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1995 and has since refined and presented it in art museums and to garden organizations across the country. By juxtaposing a painting and a garden image on the screen, Hayward explores the many levels of similarity between how the painter and garden designer construct their images. He explores style, romanticism, abstract expressionism, cubism and other visual styles. This is a lecture about new ways to look at your garden and art.

A writer for Horticulture Magazine for 25 years and contributing editor at Fine Gardening Magazine for six years, Hayward is also the national award winning author of ten books on garden design. Signed copies his latest book, "Art and the Gardener", will be available for purchase.

Hayward's talents are displayed on the campus of Franklin Pierce University. He designed the landscape around Petrocelli Hall, Marcucella Hall and the Campus Center as well as oversaw the design of the footbridge that is behind the campus.

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Franklin Pierce University is a small, private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.