New research on the History of Chinese Gardens and Landscapes

Sheffield, UK
26–27th Oct 2017

Date & time: 26 & 27 October 2017
Venue: The University of Sheffield, Landscape Department (Arts Tower)
Booking required.
This two-day conference held in the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield will explore new research in the history of Chinese gardens and landscapes.

Organised by Dr Jan Woudstra in conjunction with the Gardens Trust, the event will look at new discoveries in the field from both professionals and post-graduate students from around the world.

Dr Alison Hardie will introduce the conference and outline the importance that Maggie Keswick’s 1978 book The Chinese Garden, History Art and Architecture has played in the subject. It is a unique opportunity to hear speakers from UK and International institutions to present their new research in the field. Talks will cover subjects as wide-ranging as Jesuit water landscapes, gardens as museums, Feng Shui symbolism and botanical watercolours.

Tickets costs and details of how to book are available here.

View the conference’s flyer here.

The conference notably received the support of Confucius Institute (Sheffield).

Contact: Sally Jeffery by email ( or by phone at 02089946969.