Our spring course organised by Kate Harwood and Alison Moller will run from 19th May for 5 weeks. The one hour lecture series will take place on Thursday mornings at 10am via Zoom.

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 via the Eventbrite link here.  Purchasing this one ticket provides access to the entire course of 5 lectures as well as access to the recording of each lecture.

You may prefer to purchase tickets for individual lectures at a cost of £3.00 for HGT members and £6.00 for non-members via the Eventbrite links below.  Purchasing a ticket for an individual lecture also gives access to the recording of that lecture.

Attendees will be sent an email containing a Zoom link 2 days prior to the date of each lecture, and a reminder 2 hours before the lecture. A link to the recorded lecture (available for 1 week) will be sent shortly afterwards.

The first 2 weeks of this 5 week course go beyond the normal parameters for HGT courses in that they focus on the new concepts for the designed environment in diverse locations. Starting with the ideas showcased at the Festival of Britain, some inspired by the Space Age, the course will examine how these were applied in the new towns, universities, sub-urban and industrial sites. The next 2 weeks chart the influences on and careers of the most influential designers of the era, while the final lecture focuses on Plantspeople – both amateur and professional.  Each of the 1 hour lectures will be fully illustrated and although united by the timeframe, will be stand-alone entities.

Week 1:  May 19th with Kate Harwood – A Tonic for the Nation – Festival of Britain and Festival Gardens with Peter Shepheard, Frank Clark, Russell Page, Maria Shepherd etc. Festival activities elsewhere.  Brave New World – New Towns, Span housing and provision for children’s playgrounds.  Tickets for this individual lecture are available for £3.00 for HGT members and £6.00 for non-members via the Eventbrite link here.

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 are available for £3.00 for HGT members and £6.00 for non-members via the Eventbrite link here.

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.  Preben Jakobsen and others.  Tickets for this individual lecture are available for £3.00 for HGT members and £6.00 for non-members via the Eventbrite link here.

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.

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 lecture are available for £3.00 for HGT members and £6.00 for non-members via the Eventbrite link here.

Ticket sales start on 14th April 2022 and finish at mid-day on 17th May 2022

For any questions or concerns, please email zoomevents@hertsgardenstrust.org.uk