Design a postcard for an event based in Sydney with a Gothic theme.
Venue: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Event: Trivia Night
R oyal Botanic Gardens gothic history
According to Newport (2013), the Royal Botanic Garden’s history dates back around 1720’s on which it started as a physic garden with a size similar to a tennis court. It was first started as the Kew Gardens with a simple lodge named Richmond. The lodge was the Prince George and Princesses Caroline’s summer home on which the expansion was undertaken by William Kent at around 1740’s. William Kent as the designers, created some paths, garden buildings and fields which was later expanded and upgraded by the Prince Fredrick and her wife Princess Augusta in 1730’s.
In 1757, a new architect was commissioned to re-design the garden with modernize planning that left the Royal Botanic gardens with its impressive attraction. This was done by architect William Chambers between 1723 and 1796 which to date has showed unique architectural array on the garden after visitation to China which influenced his architectural designs at Kew Gardens.
In between 1731 to 1793, a Scottish gardener William Aiton introduced 5,600 various species of plants into the garden and after his expansion, it opened for visitation in 1759. In 1972 Princess Augusta died and King George III took over the Kew Gardens. Joseph Bank was appointed by King George to be the horticulture garden adviser and director in charge between 1743 and 1820’s. It is through King George III and Bank’s botanical and colonial adventure that introduced over 7,000 various tree species into Britain (Gothein, 2014).
A fter the dead of Joseph Bank in 1820, William Hooker took over and through immense changes, he promote the Kew garden into an international center for horticulture. Through such, the garden was named Royal Botanic Garden from Kew Garden. This resulted as the lead personnel and initial plan on its formation was from the Royal family who were also botanist. The garden species were contributed also by Francis Masson who was sent to South Africa in 1772 to record and collect various medicinal and uses of plants in regards to their habitat information, especially on the species that could adapt and survive in Egland.
Fig. 1.1 Royal Botanic Garden, Kew (courtesy of google)
T he Trivia Night Post Card 8.5” by 11” (A4 printable size)
The front section of a post card carries the venue and event’s heading. It also includes the images of the venue where the Trivia Night and Bowling bash has to take place.
The back side of the Trivia Night and Bowling bash invitation will look as illustrated below
Newport, J., 2013. International year of forests starred on the trivia night.Australian Forest Grower, 36(4), p.21.
Gothein, M.L.S., Wright, W.P. and Archer-Hind, L., 2014. A history of garden art (Vol. 2). Cambridge University Press.