Arts & Crafts Gardens

Ref: C2227053

In the late 19th century the revolutionary Arts & Crafts Movement was extended into the garden to create unity of house and garden; and in doing so gave Britain some of its greatest gardens. The style was promoted by William Morris and young architects who wished for a formal framework with over-flowing cottage style flowers. A garden of rooms to include productive as well as attractive flower enclosures using colour schemes, native plants, structure and climbers. This style would lead to the design of famous gardens such as Hidcote and Sissinghurst.

Additional information about this course

No session on 17th Feb.

Course aim

To introduce how the Arts and Craft Movement influenced the design of the English Garden.

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 Arts & Crafts garden designers.
  • Describe its effect upon the modern garden.
  • Assess the importance of colour schemes within borders.
  • Assess the development of garden rooms.
  • Describe the effect that cottage gardens would have upon this style.

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

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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Arts & Crafts 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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