Longer Garden History Courses

The Garden History Grapevine

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University of Cardiff Part-time courses for Adults

~ none current ~

For further information visit the University’s Science & Environment pages

Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge

~ none current ~

For further information visit https://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/education-learning/courses/

Cambridge University Department of Continuing Education

~ none current ~

For further information visit https://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/courses/short-courses-madingley-hall

Oxford University Department of Continuing Education, Oxford

GARDENS OF THE UNIVERSITIES OF OXFORD  Wednesdays 24th April – 26th June 2019 (evenings – 10 weeks)

An evening course for those interested in the history and development of Oxford’s college gardens, consisting largely of field visits, and including the Victorian mansion, Headington Hill Hall of Oxford Brookes University.

CREATING PARADISE: ENGLISH GARDENS ENGLISH GARDENS & LANDSCAPE DESIGN 1600-1850 Saturday 3 August – Saturday 10 August 2019

A one-week course exploring how changing fashions in garden and landscape design reflect trends in art, society, travel & technology.

THE ART OF THE ENGLISH GARDEN 
Saturday 11 –Saturday 17 August 2019
This 1-week course will look at the relationship between painting and gardening, at paintings that recorded gardens, at gardens that inspired painters, at paintings that inspired gardeners and at painters who gardened.

1000 YEARS OF THE ENGLISH GARDEN 
Sunday 4 – Saturday 10 August 2019
This 1-week course will trace the evolution of the English garden from the Norman Conquest to the present day. The class will include visits to Cliveden (17th – 21st century) and Greys Court, a mid-20th century garden within the ruins of a medieval castle.

ONLINE COURSES

ENGLISH LANDSCAPE GARDENS FROM 1650 TO THE PRESENT DAY

An introduction to English garden history providing an overview of five centuries of development, from Baroque formalism through the naturalistic landscape style, right up to contemporary cutting-edge planting style.

8 May – 19 July 2019

25 September – 06 December 2019

29 January – 14 April 2020

Further information visit Oxford Continuing Education 

RHS Lindley Library

~ none current ~

The Garden Historians (based at Burgh House, Hampstead, London)

~ none current ~

http://www.thegardenhistorians.co.uk/courses/

City Literary Institute

Great botanists from the 16th to 20th centuries – including garden visits
Saturdays 1 June – 29 June 2019 from 10.30 – 16.30
This course will explore the lives and scientific contributions of key people in the history of botany and gardens, from the 16th to the 20th centuries: John Gerard, Henry Compton, John Fothergill, Humphry Repton, and Thomas Mawson. Visits will be undertaken to five London gardens each associated with one of these key figures in history.
The tutor, Letta Jones, MA, is a Lecturer in Horticulture and Garden History. Letta has  taught at Capel Manor and Birkbeck Colleges for 15 years as well as at the City Literary Institute and a is a Green Flag Parks judge.
For full information and to book https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/great-botanists-from-the-16th-to-20th-centuries-includes-garden-visits

 

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