GARDEN HISTORY encapsulates a fascinating amalgam of art, architectural, landscape, social, literary and horticultural history as well as archaeology and the evolution of garden design. The Birkbeck Garden History Group (BGHG) wants to encourage the study of garden history by introducing the subject to people who have not been involved in it previously, although they may have an interest in one or more of the disciplines mentioned above.
Following the success of the ‘taster’ study days we launched in 2015 to encourage new students into the field of garden history, we supported some new six-week introductory courses run by The Garden History Grapevine at the Institute of Historical Research in Bloomsbury, which is the world’s leading centre for research into all aspects of History, and which runs the country’s only MA course in Garden History.
There is a growing diversity of garden history courses, lectures and study days available to suit most interests. The Garden History Grapevine have their own page on this site.
A number of other courses are highlighted on the Other Garden History Courses pages.