The University of Melbourne is hosting an evening symposium, “The Renaissance of Gardens”, dedicated to Italian gardens in the Renaissance on Friday, 26 June 2015 from 6.00 – 7.30pm in the Macmahon Ball Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Arts Building. The speakers and their topics will be: Richard Aitken, architect, historian and curator: The Italian Renaissance garden in Australia: Ideas and Echoes; Katherine Bentz, Art History, Saint Anselm College: Exercise for Sound Body and Mind: The Culture of Walking in Italian Renaissance Gardens: and Luke Morgan, Art History & Theory, Monash University: The Monster in the Garden. The programme will be introduced by Andrea Rizzi, ARC Future Fellow, Melbourne University. For details on the speakers and their publications, click here. The event is free but requires booking here.