Discover Battersea Park: an illustrated talk
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HS266
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
Battersea Park in South London is explored from its origins in the nineteenth century to today, looking at its designers, 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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The founding of public parks in the 19th century, the design and planting of Battersea Park and some of its outstanding architectural features. The emphasis is on the influences on its original horticulture and design and how that informs us about wider open space reforms in the nineteenth century.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
List the key designers and gardeners involved in the original park planning and assess how that was part of a wider movement of public park initiatives.
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?
There are no additional costs, but a notebook and pencil (or an electronic equivalent) will be useful.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HS112: City of London Gardens: their history and botany.
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.