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2018 Week 1 Course 2

500 Years of the English Garden


Richard Bisgrove


Week 1

1 - 7 July 2018

From the Tudor age, when the possession of a garden became an important status symbol, to the modern day when the English garden is admired throughout the world fashions in garden making have swung between formal and natural, at times resulting in fierce verbal battles of style. In this course we will look at the evolution of the garden from 1500 and at the people and ideas that shaped it. Visits will be made to Cliveden, a garden which has evolved continuously from 1660 to 2018, and to Greys Court, a 20th century garden around and within the ruins of a 14th century castle.





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