Garden History BHT329

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NEW. Garden History will enlighten you, and vastly expand the scope of possibilities you have before you as a modern garden designer. Learn about the history of our great gardens and gardeners. Study the history of gardens and understand how gardens have evolved over the centuries, and broaden your perspective on what is possible and appropriate in garden design today. Lessons cover garden designers, great gardens and garderners of the world, private and public gardens, globilisation of gardens, scope and nature of modern garden conservation, the roles of organisations in garden conservation and much more.

Study the history of gardens. Understand how gardens have evolved over the centuries, a…

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NEW. Garden History will enlighten you, and vastly expand the scope of possibilities you have before you as a modern garden designer. Learn about the history of our great gardens and gardeners. Study the history of gardens and understand how gardens have evolved over the centuries, and broaden your perspective on what is possible and appropriate in garden design today. Lessons cover garden designers, great gardens and garderners of the world, private and public gardens, globilisation of gardens, scope and nature of modern garden conservation, the roles of organisations in garden conservation and much more.

Study the history of gardens. Understand how gardens have evolved over the centuries, and broaden your perspective on what is possible and appropriate in garden design today. Garden history will enlighten you, and vastly expand the scope of possibilities you have before you as a modern garden designer. Lessons cover garden designers, great gardens and garderners of the world, private and public gardens, globilisation of gardens, scope and nature of modern garden conservation, the roles of organisations in garden conservation and much more.
Lesson Structure There are 8 lessons in this course:


1. Introduction
2. Development of Private Gardens
3. Development of Public and Commercial Landscapes
4. Great Gardens & Gardeners of the World
5. People who Influenced Gardens
6. Globalisation of Gardens
7. Scope and Nature of Modern Garden Conservation
8. The Role of Organisations in Garden Conservation

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school\'s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
Aims

* Become familiar with a brief outline of garden history, reasons for studying garden history, and the scope and nature of garden conservation today.
* Discuss the development of private gardens through to the present day and to identify the influence of key factors such as wealth, status, war, travel and function.
* Discuss the development of public gardens and commercial landscapes through to the present day and to identify the influence of key factors such as wealth, status, war, travel and function.
* Provide examples of gardens and designed landscapes associated with individuals and illustrate the association both from historic and contemporary perspectives.
* Identify key individuals such as designers, horticulturists, plant hunters and writers who have influenced horticulture
* Describe how various influences from different countries have come together in the modern world to impact on garden designs and built landscape developments, across the modern world, in places other than where those cultural, historic or other influences first originated.
* Identify the value of gardens and designed landscapes in terms such as education, heritage, leisure, tourism, plant conservation, economy and conservation of skills; Identify and assess threats to these landscapes and available mitigation measures including legal safeguards; Show an awareness of planning policy, planning law and planning bodies.
* Explain the role of ‘English Heritage’ and its equivalents in promoting and protecting significant landscapes; and the role of the Register of Parks & Gardens of Special Historic Interest; Describe the role of other organisations such as CABE Space, Local Authorities, Historic Houses Association, Garden History Society, National Trust, RHS, Council for Conservation of Plants, and private owners of gardens

Extract from the Notes Plant Collectors


Plant collectors emerged in the eighteenth century and their desire to broaden their collections introduced new plants which would influence gardening. The eighth Lord Petre (1713-1742) was an amateur plant collector who traded with Collinson and Bartram who were also collectors. Lord Petre is believed to have established a collection of some 200,000 plants, including many exotic species, at his home in Old Thorndon Hall, Essex by the time he died. In Europe, J. C. Volkamer amassed a huge collection of fruit trees. These were displayed in his book ‚ÄòNºrnbergische Hesperides‚Äô (1708) which also included descriptions of German gardens.

As the century progressed botanic gardens in different cities across Europe extended their plant collections and botanists worked together to classify plants. The Chelsea Physic Garden became influential under the stewardship of Philip Miller (1691-1771) and his publication of the ‘Gardener’s Dictionary’ 1724 became a work of botanical and, to a lesser extent, gardening significance. The 1768 version of his dictionary was the first to include the Linnaeus system of classification. Carl von Linne (Linnaeus: 1707-1778), who was regarded as the greatest botanist of his age, corresponded with Miller from Sweden. He also corresponded with the likes of Collinson and Bartram and other botanists whilst his colleagues set about finding more plant specimens from overseas. These would be brought back and added to the expanding ‘Catalogus Plantarum’......

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