A Brief History of English Gardens

Ref: C2226804

This course will explore the design and plants as the garden in Britain developed from the Roman villa garden through to the modern garden of today. The course aims to cover the following periods: medieval, Tudor, Dutch, English Landscape, Victorian, Dig for Victory and the modern outdoor garden. Along the way the students will assess design, period plants and famous garden designers.

Additional information about this course

the course will ends at 12noon as there will be a 15 minutes break

Course aim

To explore the change in garden fashions from the Romans to the present day.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Name a number of garden designers from different periods.
  • Assess the influence of the Roman villa garden.
  • Explain why the English landscape movement evolved.
  • Assess the impact of new introductions upon the Victorian garden.
  • State when colour schemes were first used in the garden.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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A Brief History of English Gardens

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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