Tree talk: Battersea Park

Course Dates: 28/03/21
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: Online
Tutors:

We will look at how to get to know trees better, using Battersea Park as a case study. Exploring the key features for tree spotting in March, we’ll also get to grips with common and botanical names.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

We will look at how to get to know trees better, using Battersea Park as a case study. Exploring the key features for tree spotting in March, we’ll also get to grips with common and botanical names.

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?

- Key features to help identify common trees
- The common and botanical names of trees
- How to get to know your local trees
- Useful resources to tree identification
- A brief history of Battersea Park
- Special trees of Battersea Park.

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

- List key external features helpful to identifying trees
- Link the common and botanical names of named tree examples
- Observe a range of trees in the field, outline shape, bark, twigs, flowers and leaves
- Explore your local garden, street or park trees with confidence
- Appreciate some special trees to look for in Battersea Park when it is possible to visit.

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

The course is open to everyone interested in finding out more about tree identification.and who wishes to know more when looking at trees.

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

The course will be taught online with lecture components, observation actitivities and the discussion of recommended tree guides.

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

A notebook and pencil will be useful. If you already have any tree books or a hand lense, bring them with you plus a map of London.

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

HS216 Tree talk: Regent's Park
HS262:Great gardeners
HS263: Top garden plants
HS264: Summer trees.

Reviews
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 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.

Book your place

Course Code: HS133

Sun, day, 28 Mar - 28 Mar '21

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £29.00
Senior fee: £23.00
Concession: £15.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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