A History of Garden Design

Ref: C3669081

A series of illustrated lectures covering the social history and development of garden design from medieval through to the present day and looking at the principal designers of each period

Additional information about this course

A series of illustrated lectures covering the social history and development of garden design from medieval through to the present day and looking at the principal designers of each period

Course aim

To give students a working knowledge of the history of British garden design and development

Who is the course for?

All welcome

What topics will this course cover

We will study the social history behind the development of ornamental gardens in Britain covering the periods from medieval, Tudor, 17thc, 18thc landscapes through to the present day.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

Identify the main features of the different garden design periods Link the principal designers to their historical period Understand the relationship between house and garden Recognise how gardens reflect society

How will I know I'm making progress?

Regular verbal feedback will be given during the course and individual learning plans will be completed by each student recording their starting points and progress towards the course outcomes

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Nothing required

Reading and information sources

None required

What could the course lead to?

The knowledge gained will enhance future country house and garden visits

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A History of Garden Design Course Outline

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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