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A Short Course: Three aspects of Victorian Gardening: Pteridomania, Pineta and Parks

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

A Short Course of six sessions to be led by Kate Harwood Three aspects of Victorian Gardening: Pteridomania, the Fern Craze, swept Victorian England. It stimulated plant collecting, technological advances and added new features to homes and gardens. Pineta, and their close cousins, arboreta were the product of the mania for exotic trees. Driven by […]

£36

The Recreation of the Golden Age: Arts & Crafts Gardens

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

This will be 6 sessions: 3 lectures at Woolmer Green Village Hall and 3 visits. The first visit will be to Easton Lodge on Wednesday May 1st using own transport. Friends are welcome to join in for this visit at £6.50 per head which includes the guided tour and coffee and home-made cake. Entry for […]

£45

Reading Historic Documents with Dr Heather Falvey

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

The Herts Gardens Trust has organised two sessions with expert palaeography tutor Dr Heather Falvey for anyone who would like to learn how to read documents written in the 16th-18th centuries. The two sessions will cover different aspects of the subject. They will be at Woolmer Green Village Hall, a fortnight apart, on Thursday 24 […]

£6

Mid Century Modern Gardens and Landscapes Course

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Each one hour lecture will take place on Thursday mornings at 10am on the following dates: 19th May, 26th May, 9th June, 16th June and 30th June. Options for Attendees: You may purchase a ticket for the entire course of 5 lectures at a cost of £15.00 for HGT members and £30.00 for non members […]

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Mid Century Modern course – Training the Nation with Alison Moller

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Week 2: May 26th with Alison Moller – Training the Nation – The new Universities and revamped campuses of the mid century. White Heat of Technology – The input of landscape architects: Brenda Colvin, Sylvia Crowe, Geoffrey Jellicoe and others into landscaping power stations, roads, factories and other industrial sites. Tickets for this individual lecture […]

£15 – £30

Mid Century Modern course – The Modernist Art Movement of the 1920s

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Week 3: June 9th with Kate Harwood – The Modernist Art Movements of the 1920s – The influence of art movements such as abstractionism, cubism, expressionism on post war landscapes and the work of Philip Hicks, Frederick Gibberd, Geoffrey Jellicoe, Richard Sudell and others. The Room Outside – John Brookes’ room outside and courtyard designs. […]

£15 – £30

Mid Century Modern course – The Garden Designers with Kate Harwood

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Week 4: June 16th with Kate Harwood – The Garden Designers – Private gardens by Geoffrey Jellicoe, Brenda Colvin and Sylvia Crowe. Tickets for this individual lecture are available for £3.00 for HGT members and £6.00 for non-members via the Eventbrite link here Options for Attendees: You may purchase a ticket for the entire course […]

£15 – £30

Mid Century Modern course – The Plantsmen and Women with Kate Harwood

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Week 5: June 30th with Kate Harwood – The Plantsmen and Women – The amateur gardeners who were gifted plants people and developed gardens in the mid-century, some of which have been added to the Historic England Register. The Spencer family, Beth Chatto, Joyce Robinson, Margery Fish, Christopher Lloyd and others. Tickets for this individual […]

£15 – £30