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Garden History - the gardens of the Renaissance/Arts & Crafts gardens

Harpenden Learning for Leisure are pleased to offer this 10 week course.
This course will be of two halves, building on ideas mentioned in the Introduction to Garden History last autumn, but looking deeper into two periods. The Italian Renaissance gardens of the Medicis and others and how the ideas and motifs were adapted in English Tudor Gardens will form the first half. After half-term, the Arts and Crafts Gardens will be the focus, looking at the teachings of Ruskin, the examples of Morris and the many good garden designers who took these ideas and moved gradually from gardens to town planning; Lutyens/Jekyll, Mawson and others, leading to our garden cities. There are many good examples of these gardens and towns in Hertfordshire and this course will focus on many of them
Harpenden Learning for Leisure (HLfL) is a local voluntary body set up to run educational leisure courses for all members of the community.

The friendly and sociable 10-week courses take place in the Harpenden Trust Centre Southdown Road, Harpenden. No qualifications or prior experience are required.

For more details, online booking and information on this and other HLfL classes see www.harpendenlearningforleisure.org.uk or email info@harpendenlearningforleisure.org.uk
Mondays 10.00am - 12.00pm from 9th January £80 for the 10 week course. Half term 13th March
Trust Halls, Southdown Rd, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 1PR
Mon 9 Jan to Mon 6 March
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