Josine McEwan Memorial Lecture

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History of the Josine McEwan Memorial Lecture

Since 2007 a lecture and fundraising dinner has been conducted in the memory of the late Josine McEwan.

The late Josine McEwan was a volunteer in the garden at Buda Historic Home & Garden in Castlemaine.  Knowing how important Buda is to the region and wanting it to remain open for future generations to enjoy, Josine left a generous bequest to Buda when she passed away in 2006.

Josine was a Landscape architect who worked under the name ‘Trio Design’ and achieved her qualifications as a mature student studying at RMIT. She began her first career as an art teacher and deciding this was not for her, she saved money by working on the Bass Strait oil rigs in order to finance her architectural study.

Once qualified, Josine bought a house in Maryborough to establish her architectural practice in order to be centrally located and only moved to Castlemaine when she became ill in order to be near to her caring friends.

Past Speakers

2017  Simon Rickard 'Design and Plants for the Future'

2016  Kevin Walsh 'Horticulture in Melbourne’s Cemeteries'

2015  Josh Byrne ‘Rethinking our suburbs – Growing our communities’ 

2014  Ken Scarlett OAM, Curator & writer on Australian sculpture ‘A Recent Phenomena: Six Sculpture Parks on the Mornington Peninsula’

2013  Professor Timothy Entwisle - Director and Chief Executive of Royal Botanic Garden Melbourne   'A Year or Two at Kew'

2012  Dianne Thompson - Grounds Curator, Buda Historic Home & Garde  'Let’s Talk about the Hedge'

2011  Richard Barley 'Open Gardens – Sharing our knowledge, creations and pleasures with the community'

2010  Annette Zealley - Director of the Geelong Gardens

2009  Greg Moore - The importance of Trees and Open Spaces during a period of Climate change

2008  John Arnott - Creating Three Gardens: Geelong, Casey and Cranbourne

2007  Helen Paige - Journeys

 Copyright 2011 Buda Historic Home and Garden                        Another project from The Eteam

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