GHS Study Tour to Brazil

Posted on September 2nd, 2013 by Charles Boot
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GHS Study Tour to Brazil

We are very sorry to report that this event has had to be cancelled, due to circumstances beyond our control, though it may be possible to revive it in the future if more interest is expressed.

This tour to Brazil is a repeat of the successful GHS study tour organised by Jeff Sainsbury in 2009. It focuses on the unique gardens and public works of the late Roberto Burle Marx. Starting in Rio de Janeiro, we will visit some of Marx’s best public and private gardens, including his own magical estate and studio and properties rarely open to the public. We will also see fine examples of his work in the mountains around Petropolis Belo Horizonte, and in Brasilia, a Mecca for modernist architecture and design enthusiasts.

GHS members and guides in 2009 , beside a swimming pool at Vargem Grande, Areias, designed 1979. Photo by Malcolm Raggett

GHS members and guides in 2009 , beside a swimming pool at Vargem Grande, Areias, designed 1979. Photo by Malcolm Raggett

Also included are visits to some of Brazil’s best preserved colonial towns, including Ouro Preto and Paraty, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Jeff Sainsbury will again act as tour manager, assisted by local guides and experts, including Isabela Ono of the Burle Marx office in Rio de Janeiro.

It seems that some of Roberto Burle Marx’s gardens are ‘At Risk’. Of 28 in Rio, at least 10 are in a bad way, three have disappeared completely.  This should not be entirely surprising, after all, Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe’s gardens in England have probably suffered a similar rate of attrition; perhaps our visit may help the situation?

This tour, which represents a rare opportunity to see of some of Burle Marx’s most exciting and renowned designs, will be priced around £3,000.
This includes all flights, 12 nights accommodation in comfortable hotels with private bathrooms, all breakfasts and some other group meals, coach transportation throughout, and entries as per the itinerary.
To express interest, please contact Robert Peel


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