Top garden plants
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: HS263
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
Including deciduous trees, evergreen and deciduous shrubs and herbaceous plants, chosen examples will be explored to demonstrate their finest qualities. If wishing the best performance from plants, whether in a garden, window box or tub is your dream then this is a course for you (Indoor plants are not included). Common and botanical names will be explained.
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?
Highlighting chosen named examples from garden trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, leaves, flowers, berries, bark and fragrance will be assessed.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- List the top qualities of 10 named plants,
- Be familiar with common and botanical names.
- You will appreciate some best performing hardy plants.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn are all that is required, whether you have a garden 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 and you will be encouraged to observe plants between classes.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no additional costs, but a notepad or pen (or electronic equivalent) might be useful.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HS264: Summer trees
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.