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An Introduction to Garden History Course
This course offers an overview of garden history from the Egyptians to the present day but with an emphasis both on England and the continent as well as on the last 500 years, from the flowery meads and geometric precision of Medieval and Elizabethan gardens through to the glories of Victorian carpet bedding and Edwardian herbaceous borders.
The sessions will comprise a lively mix of illustrated lectures, hands-on activities using primary source materials and opportunities for discussion, as well as advice on further reading and how to approach personal research projects. Archive materials and illustrative examples from Highbury will be incorporated where possible.
The basic outline of the course will take a chronological approach over 3 sessions.
15th, 22nd and 29th January from 09.45 – 16.30. £150 for 3 sessions, lunches & refreshments. £75 for NUS registered students.