Garden History

Influential Women In English Garden History

The course looks at some of the most influential women who have shaped our ideas of English garden design and planting styles over the last five Centuries. The journey will start with the Elizabethan era, moving to the influence of key women during transition from formal to landscape gardens in the 1700’s, evaluating their impact in defining Victorian garden style and the subsequent development of horticulture as an acceptable profession for female gardeners.
This will cover some well known garden design pioneers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West. It will also look at less well known women who have helped shape our gardens and planting preferences including flower painter Marianne North and herbaceous border planting designer Norah Lindsay.

There will be an outing to two gardens with coach travel. The cost will be in the region of £40.00 (cheaper if National Trust member).

Suitable for all

Teaching Style: Group Work / Discussion / Seminar

Tutor: Marion Dale

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