Weren't able to make it to your National Library for the launch of new NLA Publishing title Spirit of the Garden by Trisha Dixon? Catch-up now!

At this event, Trisha Dixon was joined in conversation by Fleur Flanery, Philip Cox and Max Bourke to discuss the enigma of 'spirit of place' and its place in the world of landscape design. The panel discussion was facilitated by Alex Sloan.

About the Book

Gardens can be formal or wild, serene or ostentatious, native or exotic, colourful or monochrome – according to Trisha Dixon, if we like a person, we will probably like their garden.

In a series of written reflections, interwoven with her evocative, painterly photographs, Trisha explores the relationship that exists between ourselves, our gardens and the natural landscape. Beyond the design and the plants, there is the feel of the garden, which captures the heart from the moment you enter a landscape and stays with you long after you have left.

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About the Author

Trisha Dixon Burkitt is a writer and photographer with a passion for landscape, literature, music, art, architecture, design and history. She leads specialist private tours within Australia and abroad, does photographic commissions and occasionally runs photographic workshops. Her tours focus on landscape, gardens and private properties, architecture, literature, history, landscape designers, art and music.

Dixon Burkitt also lectures within Australia and abroad including for the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS).