Discover Hill Garden and Pergola, Hampstead: an illustrated talk

Course Dates: 27/07/21
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: Online
Exploring the design of the gardens in the late 19th century by the architect Thomas Mawson, looking at its layout, planting and special features.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £13.00

Course Code: HS265

Tue, day, 27 Jul - 27 Jul '21

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

Exploring the design of the gardens in the late 19th century by the architect Thomas Mawson, looking at its layout, planting and special features.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The life and times of Thomas Mawson and his client for the gardens, Lord Leverhulme plus how the gardens were designed to fit the challenging site on the edge of Hampstead Heath, North London.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Appreciate the Hill and Pergola gardens location, design and history, and the life and times of Thomas Mawson.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Interest and enthusiasm is all that is needed.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

There will be an illustrated talk on powerpoint. Additionally, a reading list will be provided plus details of how to visit the site.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No additional costs. Please bring pen and paper (or electronic equivalent.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

HS266: Discover Battersea Park: an illustrated talk.

Letta Jones

Letta Jones, MA, is a Lecturer in Horticulture and Garden History. She taught at Capel Manor College and and Birkbeck, University of London for 15 years. She now teaches classes at the City Lit, Marlborough College Summer School, Woodbrooke,Denman, Glenthorne and Knuston Hall. She is part of the Garden History Grapevine/Gardens Trust group which offers introductory and advanced courses in garden history A guide at the Chelsea Physic Garden for 18 years, Letta now teaches on their education programme. She is a Green Flag Park judge and she also leads her own garden study tours abroad.

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