Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Gardener

The Gardener by Karin Jonzen, Brewers' Hall Garden, City of London, London
“The Gardener” by Karin Jonzen, 1971
Brewers' Hall Garden, City of London
London, October 2009

“The site of the garden of the Brewers' Hall consists of a series of raised beds and seating in an area of pavement. The Brewers' Company is one of the oldest livery companies in the City of London and one of the first Guilds to have its own Hall, which stood on the same site as the present one. By 1422 Brewers' Hall was regularly let out for use to other City Livery Companies, Guilds and other groups including the ‘footballpleyers’, one of the earliest known references to football. When the Hall was rebuilt in 1960, the site of the garden was taken over by the Corporation of London, since when it has been re-landscaped a number of times. The statue of ‘The Gardener’ by Karin Jonzen, 1971 was relocated here from Moorgate c.2005.”
(Brewers' Hall Garden, London Gardens Online)

1 comment:

Lowell said...

I think the statue captures well the job of gardening which is often difficult and hard on the knees!