Course title:
Where did our Favourite Plants come from?
Tutor:
Marion Dale
Course ID:
C3533308
Start date:
12/04/2022
End date:
12/04/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 12 Apr 2022 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 1
Total number of classroom hours: 1.5
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 1.5
Date
Tue 12 Apr 2022
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
1
Total number of classroom hours:
1.5
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
1.5
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£5.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
It would be useful to have a notepad etc and there will be opportunities to participate in group discussions and ideas sharing.
Course aim:
This provides a trip through history to see where some of our favourite ‘English’ plants actually came from and when they first arrived in our gardens, including a quick quiz to guess the origin of some of our favourite plants.
Course description:
This talk looks at the origins of some of our favourite quintessentially ‘English’ garden plants : Including a look at some early introductions from the Romans which we still love and continue to grow today, plants brought back from the Crusades including medicinal and decorative plants, those which resulted from the exploits of Elizabethan explorers who accidentally introduced us to potatoes and tobacco, plants brought to our gardens by the English gardener responsible for the fashionable 'Tulip ‘Semper Augustus'’and it’s impact on Dutch and gardening history and some of our favourite garden plants that are still commonly grown from Victorian nurseries sourced in China and Japan.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Understand where one of more of our 'English' garden plants actually came from.
2. Identify at least one of our favourite plants which were introduced in the Roman period.
3. Determine one or more plants in my own or a favourite garden that are actually plant introductions and not English at all.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

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What next?

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