A Brief History of the English Garden

Ref: C2224992

This course follows the development of the garden in Britain from the Roman villa garden through to the modern garden. Periods of garden history covered include medieval, Tudor, Dutch, English Landscape, Victorian and the 'Dig for Victory' garden. We`ll assess design, features in the garden, period plants and famous designers.

Course aim

To discover the development of the English garden from the Romans through 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 six famous garden designers
  • Assess the influence of the Roman Villa Rusitca
  • Explain why the English Landscape Movement involved
  • Assess the impact of new plant introductions on gardens
  • Name the elements that make up a Dutch style 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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

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

A Brief History of the English Garden Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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