Longer Garden History Courses

The Garden History Grapevine

PLANTS IN GARDEN HISTORY 15 January – 2 April 2019 on Tuesdays 10.30 -13.00 with two all-day visits
The course will take place at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House (North Block), Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

The provisional programme is:
Jan 15 Introduction & The Oriental Connection – David Marsh
Jan 22 Hans Sloane – Mark Spencer
Jan 29 VISIT Natural History Museum Herbarium – Mark Spencer
Feb 5 TBC – Mark Spencer
Feb 12 ALL DAY VISIT Kew Gardens, including Economic Botany ​Collection (tbc) & ​Marianne North and Shirley Sherwood Galleries – Letta Jones
Feb 19 Botanical Art – Lucy Smith, [Botanical ​Illustrator at Kew]
Feb 26 Kew ​and Plant Hunting – Letta Jones
March 5 The Oriental Connection continued – David Marsh
March 12 – VISIT Natural History Museum – Reeves Collection – tbc David
March 19 Chelsea Physic Garden: Diversifying Collections and developing the site for a contemporary audience – Nick Bailey, previously Head Gardener, Chelsea Physic Garden, author, presenter on Gardeners’ World.
March 26 ALL DAY VISIT Kew: am Library (tbc) plant hunter archives; pm Plant Hunter Walk – Letta Jones
April 2 Legacy & Summing Up plus feedback – Letta Jones
For further information and to book a place visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/plants-in-garden-history-2-tickets-44733192182?aff=ebdshp

University of Cardiff Part-time courses for Adults

All the following courses last for 10 weeks are take place on Wednesdays 10.00-12.00

GARDENS ABROAD 16 January 2019
In a move away from British gardens and gardeners, this course will examine the influential and significant gardens created, and being created, throughout Europe and America.

WOMEN GARDENERS 24 April 2019
A re-examination of women gardeners who created grand estates, public parks and municipal landscapes from the 17th century to the modern era.

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

Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge

None current

Cambridge University Department of Continuing Education

None current

Oxford University Department of Continuing Education, Oxford

 2019

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.

ONLINE COURSES

2019

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

Further information https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/english-landscape-gardens-1650-to-the-present-day-online?code=O18P345LHV

RHS Lindley Library

~ none current ~

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

2018

ANGLO-AMERICAN GARDENS OF TUSCANY  – Thursdays 10.30 – 12.30   September 20 – November 29
This course will be looking at writers, garden designers & owners Edith Wharton, Cecil Pinsent, Iris Origo & Harold Acton; and study the beautiful gardens of La Foce, I Tatti, La Pietra, Le Balze amongst others.

VILLAS & GARDENS OF THE ITALIAN CITY  Thursdays 13.30 – 15.30  September 20 – November 29
This course will explore Rome, from the rediscovery of ancient sculpture and the construction of the Vatican’s Belvedere Court, to the gardens of the Villas Borghese & Doria Pamphili; as well as studying the fascinating gardens in the states of Mantua, Ferrara and the Republic of Genoa & Naples.

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

City Literary Institute

2018

PICTURE PERFECT  Wednesdays 10.15 -12.15  Sept 19 to Dec 5

David Marsh has been running a series of garden history courses at the City Lit. for the past 3 years which have taken a chronological approach; this autumn reaches the late 18th century and will concentrate on the Picturesque. He will be running the course with Kate Harwood. It will include a visit to Strawberry Hill to see the new exhibition on Horace Walpole and for a tour of the grounds.

For further details and to book visit  https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/picture-perfect-gardening-in-the-age-of-revolution-1780-1818

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