On October 17, 2010, Artist and Illuminator Kandy Phillips will present will present a lecture entitled Gilding the Lily: The Medieval Garden Illuminated at the US Botanic Garden in Washington DC. The lecture will consider "the important role flowers played in medieval life, lore, and medicine."
From the website:
Journey back to the Middle Ages to learn the important role flowers played in medieval life, lore and medicine. Discover the symbolic meaning of the blossoms scattered on the borders of an illuminated manuscript page, and which flowers and plants produced many of the pigments used by the illuminator.
Date: Sunday, October 17
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Conservatory Classroom
FREE: Pre-registration required: Visit [the link below] or call (202) 225-1116