Back by popular demand! If you are interested in gardens generally but would love to know more about the history of gardens and garden design through the ages, then this is the course for you.
This course offers students with little or no previous knowledge a chronological panorama of the development of garden history from medieval and Tudor gardens through to the twentieth century, and will end with the twenty-first century, tomorrow’s history in the making! The sixteen lectures will run over four Sundays and be delivered by well-known and distinguished speakers in their fields.
What is Garden History and how do we do it?: Dr Jill Francis
Medieval: Dr David Marsh
Tudor: Dr David Marsh
Elizabethan: Dr Jill Francis
Early 17th Century: Dr Sally Jeffery
Later 17th Century: Dr Sally Jeffery
Early 18th Century: Stephen Smith
The London Square: Dr Todd Longstaffe-Gowan
Landscape Garden: Dr Oliver Cox
Regency: Stephen Smith
Economic Botany and Joseph Banks: Mark Nesbitt
Garden Technology: Dr David Marsh
Victorian: Dr Jane Bradney
Edwardian: Dr Twigs Way
20th Century: Dr Katie Campbell
21st Century: tbc
The course is being run by the Gardens Trust in association with the Garden Museum.
Picnic-style lunch is available to pre-order. Please note this lunch is not able to be made gluten-free. We will request other dietary requirements individually.