How the South West Helped Define the Arts & Crafts Garden Style

Ref: C3533326

This talk explores a very influential, albeit short lived, period in English garden design history and includes:looking at the birth of the Arts & Crafts movement and it’s key players, which also provides an overview of some of the key design elements, how the Edwardian Garden Rooms style developed and how these influences can be seen in some notable gardens in the South West of England. These will include National Trust properties and some privately owned gardens in Somerset, Devon and South Gloucestershire.

Course aim

An introduction to this influential,but short lived, period of history in garden design where we review the key elements of this garden style and focus on how this style shaped gardens that we know and love in the South West region.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Understand how the Arts & Crafts movement influenced the English garden style.
  • Identify one or more of the key features of an Arts and Crafts garden
  • Appreciate which of the Arts and Crafts garden influences can be found in gardens in the South West region of England.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

It would be useful to have a notebook and optionally be willing to share any knowledge you may have about Arts and Crafts & Edwardian gardens in the South West of England.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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How the South West Helped Define the Arts & Crafts Garden Style

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