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Wombat Hill lecture

May 26th, 2022Wombat Hill lecture

THE Taylor and Sangster Lecture will be held by the Friends of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens, Daylesford at Stanbridge Hall, Daylesford on Friday, June 17 at 7.30pm.

THE Taylor and Sangster Lecture will be held by the Friends of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens, Daylesford at Stanbridge Hall, Daylesford on Friday, June 17 at 7.30pm.

Guest speakers are GbLA landscape architects Ashley Sheldrick and Annette Warner. Ashley and Annette are designing the refurbished and restored Day Basin and Tower forecourt at Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens and will talk about the project which they have been working on for two years.
Ashley has 25 years’ experience working in local government and private practice in Melbourne, Sydney and the USA. He is skilled in open space and recreational planning and design, particularly involving spaces of heritage or ecological significance, and is experienced in community consultation and the preparation of management plans.
Ashley’s experience includes Castle Hill Heritage Park, The University of Melbourne Parkville Campus Master Plan including Conservation Management Plan for the System Garden and South Lawn, Malmsbury Botanic Gardens and now Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens.
Annette has had more than 20 years’ experience working on a diverse range of large and small-scale projects in the public and private sectors, including academic teaching and research in Australia.
Her PhD investigates the relationship between the archive and the garden. Annette’s expertise includes designing in landscapes with heritage and archaeological sensitivities.
Annette’s experience includes a number of large public gardens including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Malmsbury Botanic Gardens, Burnley Gardens, Victorian Parliament House Gardens and now Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens.
In 1884 the Daylesford Borough Council commissioned eminent landscape designers William Sangster and Robert Taylor to lay out the public gardens. Their work is celebrated with the Taylor and Sangster occasional lecture series.
Everyone is welcome and asked to bring a plate to share and a beverage to drink. Glasses, tea and coffee provided. RSVP by June 6 to patriceoshea68@gmail.com
An autumn raffle will also be drawn on the night.



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