Other Garden History Courses

 The City Literary Institute, London 


18th Century Garden History: Arcadia and the 18th Century Garden

10th January – 14th March 2018 10.15 -12.15

This course will look at the development of the English Landscape garden; garden squares; gardening and politics; the development of new theories of landscape and aesthetics; the growth of plant hunting and commercial gardening; gardening and the new middle class. Tutors will be David Marsh and Kate Harwood. http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/18th-century-garden-history-arcadia-and-the-18th-century-garden/HH349-1718

Cambridge Botanic Garden, Cambridge

Friday, 16 March 10.00 – 13.00 Humphry Repton: Landscaping with Taste & Palette

Friday, 20 April 10.00 – 13.00 Jane Austen: Writing the Regency Landscape

Friday, 11 May 10.00 -13.00 The Flowering of the Regency Garden

Friday, 6 June 10.00 -13.00 Painting the Regency Garden

Booking required: http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/Botanic/Page.aspx?p=27&ix=3003&pid=3099&prcid=4&ppid=3099

Cambridge University Department of Continuing Education


Weekend Course: 25 -27 May 2018
Advanced French: Jardins anglais, jardins à la française
This course will present a comparison of English landscape gardens and French formal gardens in an attempt to define their inspiration and philosophy. From the gardens of Versailles, Vaux le Vicomte and the Loire valley to parks and gardens in London, Kent, the Cotswolds or Scotland, we will explore the finest and most historic locations and link art, architecture and history to this study


Weekend Course: 29th June – 1st July 2018 

The 200th anniversary of landscape designer Humphry Repton This weekend course will explore Humphry Repton’s career as a Landscape Designer, his family and friendships, financial mismanagement and professional disappointment. ‘Repton was a trendsetter with before-and-after views in his Red Books and three major books on garden design. Trade, politics, tourism, flowers, music and finally gardening from a wheelchair all provide an insight into the new social geography of Regency England.’ https://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/course/200th-anniversary-landscape-designer-humphry-repton

Oxford of University Department of Continuing Education, Oxford



The Making of the Landscape: 1600 to present day
17th January – 21st March 2018 10.30 -12.30 (Wednesdays – 10 meetings)

Garden History and Design in Italy and the Cote d’Azur
18th April – 20th June 2018 (Wednesdays – 10 weeks)

Gardens of the Universities of Oxford  Wednesdays 25th April – 27th June 2018 (evenings – 10 weeks)

Wonders & Marvels: Water, the intellect & science in the C17th British garden
1st – 3rd June 2018 (Friday to Sunday)


English Landscape Gardens from 1650 to the Present Day

17th January – 6th April 2018

Further information http://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/search#/courses?s=garden&sort=relevance

RHS Lindley Library


Exploring Garden History

2nd March  to 13th April  14.00 -16.30 (Fridays – 6 weeks)