Garden History Short Courses (1-3 days)

The Garden History Grapevine

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Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge

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Cambridge University Department of Continuing Education

ENGLISH HOUSES AND GARDENS: DEFINING ENGLISHNESS  5 – 7 April 2019
This weekend course will seek to answer the question: which best defines Englishness, the house or the garden? through an exploration of the work of Kent, Brown, Morris, Lutyens and Jekyll, and classical properties such as Stourhead, Sissinghurst and Highclere Castle. https://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/course/english-houses-and-gardens-defining-englishness-0

PLANT HUNTERS THAT TRANSFORMED OUR GARDENS 8th June 2019

10:00 The drivers of plant hunting (then and now)
11:15 Coffee
11:45 Where and how to go plant hunting
13:00 Lunch
14:00 The great plant hunters
15:15 Tea
15:30 The modern-day plant hunters
16:45 Day school ends

Tutor – Dr Sandy Primrose

For further details http://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/course/plant-hunters-transformed-our-gardens

Oxford  University Department of Continuing Education, Oxford

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Denman College, Oxfordshire
2019

Sunday 30 June – Tuesday 2 July 2019
GARDENS of DELIGHT (2 nights)
A chance to explore Rousham, an 18th century William Kent masterpiece, and compare and contrast it with Tom Stuart-Smith’s design for Broughton Grange from 2001. These two delightful gardens, plus a variety of others, will be explored a colourful presentations.

Wednesday 10 July – Friday 12 July 2019
ARTS AND CRAFTS GARDENS
Arts & Crafts gardens such as Kelmscot were a fantastic source of inspiration for William Morris in his wallpaper designs. The course includes visits to Hidcote Manor and Snowshill Manor. These two delightful gardens, plus a variety of others, will be explored in a colourful presentation.

Monday 29 April – Wednesday 1 May 2019
HISTORY AND HERITAGE: BASILDON PARK
A chance to explore the historic house and gardens of this NT C18 house, purchased and refurbished by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the 1950’s.

Wednesday 1 May – Friday 3 May 2019
Monday 2 September – Wednesday 4 September 2019
OXFORD COLLEGE GARDENS PART 1
Explore the history and development of Oxford college gardens from their monastic foundations to the present day. The course includes visits to several gardens and others will be experienced through discussion and colourful presentations.

Wednesday 17 July – Friday 19 July 2019
HISTORY AND HERITAGE: LONDON’S ROYAL PARKS
The Tudors and subsequent monarchs set aside large areas of what is now greater London as hunting grounds for sport and entertaining foreign dignitaries. This course traces their history and highlights those areas of London that remain, including a trip to the Capital, exploring Royal Parks that have been transformed into public open spaces of beauty.

Wednesday 21 August – Friday 23 August 2019
HISTORY AND HERITAGE: FOLLIES, TEMPLES AND GROTTOES
This course, which includes a full day visit to Stowe Landscape Gardens, will explore at examples from all over the country to assess the huge variety that exist and hear stories about their builders.
For more information and to book visit https://www.denman.org.uk/courses/lifestyle-courses

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