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Tue, November 02, 2021

18:00 – 19.30

On Zoom
6:00 PM CET - 12:00 PM EST
Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze

Meet Andy Cunnigham, Tokyo, Japan

The first in an ongoing series of lectures that aims to have English-speaking gardeners, the world over, share their experience. NYU Study Abroad students, by now, understand the value of seeing things differently and know that there is more than one way of doing and seeing things. These sessions link us, via Zoom, to gardening knowledge, skills, and traditions from across the globe. They aim to help us share solutions to the many gardening difficulties we already share, climate change and the endless list of new pathogens attacking our plants are just two, as well as inspiring each other to create more beautiful and sustainable landscapes in which to enjoy and get the most out of our lives.


Featured Biographies

Andy Cunningham


Andy Cunningham is a Scotsman running his own garden-making business in Japan. As a garden Intern at Villa La Pietra in 2006, he learned a lot about the Italian tradition of garden making. Since then he has enriched that experience in the UK, France, and the USA as well as gaining professional skills and knowledge through study at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, Writtle University College, Chelmsford, and University College London.

In less than five years Studio Kyoryu KK ( has become the highly successful practice that is sought after by those seeking a thoughtful landscape design that draws on Andy’s international gardening experience. Gardens that work with nature and not against it, gardens which Andy now writes about in his monthly Karuizawa Newspaper column.