Are you interested in how and why the design and planting of English Gardens and parks has changed over the centuries? By exploring the life and times of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, Joseph Paxton, Gertrude Jekyll and Beth Chatto, we’ll trace these styles, the plants they chose and assess their influence on gardening today. Plenty of inspiration for gardeners, with walks in the Farncombe gardens and time for discussions.
FULL COURSE PRICE (Please note a deposit of £50 is taken to secure bookings for weekend courses, the full balance will be due one month before the course. Day courses are paid for in full at the time of booking):
Double/Twin : £275
Letta Jones MA is a freelance Landscape Horticulturist who teaches Garden History and Horticulture at Farncombe and other centres including the South London Botanical Institute. She lectured at Birkbeck and Capel Manor Colleges for 15 years and specialises in amenity trees, medicinal plants and the history of public parks, from a botanical and contemporary perspective. Letta was a volunteer guide at the Chelsea Physic Garden for 17 years, where she organised their Medicinal Plants Summer Schools. She has been a Green Flag Parks Judge since 2008. Her courses successfully combine illustrated theoretical studies in the classroom with practical and enjoyable trips to arboreta, parks and gardens.
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