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Six week course: An Introduction to Garden History, led by Alison Moller | Writtle University College | Wednesday, 16. October 2019

16 October 2019 - A six week course
2.00 -4.00 pm.
An Introduction to Garden History, led by Alison Moller.
At the Conference Suite, Writtle University College, Chelmsford, Essex, on Wednesday, 16 October from 2.00 – 4.00 pm and for a further 5 sessions at the same time and place until Wednesday 20 November.
Uncover the developments in English Garden History from Medieval to present times.
This course, run over six sessions of 2 hours (2 x 45 mins with a break between), will show how gardens have evolved over time, including a short session on research sources and on international garden making before the sixteenth century. It highlights the key factors that have influenced their design and identifies key individuals and gardens from different periods. Where possible, examples will be included featuring Essex gardens. A reading list will be provided for further investigation.
1                     Research Sources, Ancient and Medieval Gardens
2                     Gardens from the Tudor period to the Civil War c.1500-1640s
3                     Restoration and Baroque Gardens c.1660-1720
4                     The English Landscape Garden; including Chinoiserie and the Picturesque
5                     The Nineteenth Century Garden to 1st World War
6                     Twentieth and Twenty First Century Gardens
 The course and syllabus is backed by The Gardens Trust, who have devised the sessions.
Alison is a member of EGT and has been teaching for over 45 years. She has a Masters in Garden History and is an active researcher.
ITINERARY: Please arrive ready for a prompt start at 2.00 and bring notebook and pen if you wish. There will be a short break at 2.45 for tea (not included in the cost).
ACCESSIBILITY: On-site car parking with disabled parking adjacent to the Main Building. The Conference Suite (no.7 on map) is adjacent to the café and is on the ground floor. Click here for campus map:  
COST AND BOOKING: £45 for all 6 sessions. There will be 8 places available for Writtle students - Please only book if you can attend all the sessions as we are expecting a high demand for these free places. 
We will also take cheques (payable to Essex Gardens Trust) until a week before the course starts (places allowing). Send to Mr. S. Ogle, EGT Treasurer, Cobblestones’, Chelmsford Road, Felsted, CM6 3EP. Please include your name and address.