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English Gardens, an Introduction to their History, Design and Plants (24th April)
Jane Roberts returns this April, following her very popular two day garden course last year.
English Gardens have a world wide reputation.
This talk will trace their history and development through the centuries, from the medieval gardens mainly used for growing food
and herbs, through :- the Tudor period when aesthetic considerations replaced utilitarian ones, the 17th century when formal gardens
on a grand scale became fashionable, and the 18th century when landscape gardens swept away all formality. The eclectic mix of styles in the Victorian era and why many had fallen out of favour by the Edwardian era will also be examined. In addition to which the plants
that were available and how they influenced the style of gardens will also be considered.
This talk is intended for any one who is not familiar with the fascinating and unique history of English Gardens or who wishes to be reminded of their development.
By looking in situ at the famous and historic gardens of Rydal Mount and Rydal Hall, and also the Thomas Mawson designed gardens here at Lindeth Fell, the history, design and plants of English gardens will also be traced.
10.00 am Introductory Talk
11.15 am Coffee / tea
11.45 am Look at archival material
2.30 pm Buffet lunch at Lindeth Fell
3.30 pm Visit to Rydal Mount and Rydal Hall by mini bus
4.30 pm Return to Lindeth Fell - tea and scones and concluding talk.
The cost for the course is £67 per person.
To stay on the 23rd or 24th April in a Classic Room is an additional £67.50 per person (B&B) or £93.75 (Dinner, B&B).
For further information, call us on 015394 43286.