Women Gardeners

Ref: C2224560

At last - a course devoted to women gardeners! Men had the under hand in design and layout of early gardens, but with the end of the English landscape movement flowers regained their place in the garden and colour schemes became important. This development brought about the rise of the women gardeners who took the country by storm.

Course aim

To discover and discuss a number of women gardeners from the Victorian period to the present day, and consider the influence they have had upon gardening throughout Britain.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify when women gardeners first became a driving force and influence
  • Analyse the effect women had upon the garden with particular reference to colour
  • Discuss the role of women in the garden past & present and how it changed
  • Assess the designs and plants used by women gardeners chosen for the course

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

Download full course outline

Women Gardeners Course Outline


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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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