Tree talk and walk: Regent's Park

Course Dates: 04/04/20
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

A look at some magnificent trees and how to identify them. With a morning session at City Lit and an afternoon tree walk in Regent’s Park.


What is the course about?

Practical tree identification.

What will we cover?

Key features to help identify common trees
The common and botanical names of trees
Special trees of Regent’s Park
A brief history of Regent’s Park.

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

List key external features helpful to identifying trees
Observe a range of trees in the field, outline shape,bark,twigs,flowers and leaves
List at least 10 special trees in Regent’s Park.

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

Open to everyone interested in finding out more about tree identification and particular trees in the park.

You must be confident using public transport by yourself to go from City Lit to the meeting point in Regent’s Park in the afternoon. Everyone makes their own way, we do not travel as a group. Detailed directions will be given in the morning session. As the tree walk will end at a different place from where it started, it is important you check with the tutor before you leave, that you are confident how to find your way back to the bus/tube independently at the end of the afternoon.

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

Practical sessions, group and paired work, observation activities
Tree walk in Regent’s Park in the afternoon.

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

No other costs. Bring strong outdoor shoes and waterproof jacket as walks take place whatever the weather.
A notebook and pencil will be useful. If you already have any tree books or a hand lens, bring them with you plus map of London.

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

HS215 More botany.

Tutor Biographies
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.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: HS216

Sat, day, 04 Apr - 04 Apr '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £47.00
Concession: £30.00

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