The Getty Villa
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium

Outer Peristyle garden, Getty Villa
 
Discoveries in garden archaeology reveal much about the design, plants, and significance of gardens in the Greco-Roman world. But how did ancient landscapers obtain the many plants, trees, and flowers they used? Archaeologist Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis of the City University of New York discusses her recent research on the first archaeologically known plant nursery and the ways in which the Romans and their Hellenistic predecessors in Egypt cultivated plants on an industrial scale for an extensive, empire-wide trade.

About Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis
Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis is director of the archaeology of the classical, late antique, and Islamic worlds track in the liberal studies program and a visiting assistant professor of classics at the Graduate Center, the City University of New York. She earned degrees in history, archaeology, and classics at Cornell University and master's and doctoral degrees in classical archaeology at Oxford University. Trained as a garden archaeologist and architectural historian, she has excavated or served as a garden ceramic specialist on excavations in Italy, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. She is editor of two books and author of numerous articles on ancient Roman gardens and architecture. Currently, she serves as a member of the governing board and the executive committee of the Archaeological Institute of America.

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Planning your visit
The Getty Villa and its galleries are open to the general public from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. With your program ticket, you may arrive up to one hour prior to the start time of the program. For earlier arrival, a separate general admission ticket is recommended. The auditorium opens at 1:30 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first served basis. The Cafe is open for lunch service from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Museum Store is open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.


How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.