Time: 14:45 - 16:45
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HS264
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
Looking at trees is an absorbing activity, we will explore what to look for, special features in July and how to follow on your interest in your local area/further study.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Leaves, flowers ,fruits and bark, outline, size and naming of common native and introduced trees plus helpful observation hints.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- List the features helpful to getting to know trees better in July
- Have confidence with common and botanical names,
- Assess which books and guides are most useful to you (apps are not included).
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Enthusiasm and curiosity is all that is required. You can benefit from this course however active you are, whether you have a garden/access to open space or not.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
There will be a presentation using powerpoint. Additionally, a reading list will be provided. You will also be encouraged to read and explore between classes.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no additional costs, but a notepad and pen (or electronic equivalent) might be useful.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HS265: Discover Hill Garden and Pergola, Hampstead: an illustrated talk
HS266: Discover Battersea Park: an illustrated talk.
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 www.gardenhistorygrapevine.wordpress.com. 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.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.