This course is part of a series. Sessions can be booked individually and are designed both as a short course and as standalone lectures.
Jekyll predominates as art and gardening come together to produce borders inspired by colour and paintings inspired by gardens. Away from the herbaceous borders wild gardening comes to the fore as hardy plants replace bedding, and cottage plants find a home in the stateliest of beds. New plants again flood in with China to the fore, and fill the garden with blooms through the year. Roses on the rise over pergolas and arbours, clematis trail over house and garden and daffodils and lilies explode in varieties. Garden books are full of ‘The Old English Garden’ drawing on the combination of Italian riviera and the Tudor terrace, but the flower planting is a uniquely ‘English’ mix. We will extend our studies into the post 1918 period to include designers such as Norah Lindsay in this explosion of planting.
Please note this is an online course. No specialist software is required to participate, but a device with a microphone and webcam will be needed.