The Royal Alcazar of Seville
Lecture | January 18 | 4-6 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
The UC Botanical Garden is pleased to host author and scholar, Mervyn Samuel for an illustrated lecture on the palace and gardens of the Royal Alcázar of Seville, the oldest royal residence in Europe still used for its original purpose. The talk will showcase the historical context of the Alcázar going back to Roman times and the influence of the Islamic presence in Spain. After 1492 Seville, and specifically the Alcázar, became the point from which all contact between Spain and its transatlantic possessions was controlled, and the gardens became a privileged point where American plants could be acclimatised to European conditions. And for fans of Game of Thrones, the Alcázar is perhaps better known to you as The Water Gardens of Dorne from Season 5.
Program 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Hosted reception 5:00 - 6:00 pm
$20 / $15 UCBG Member