The Garden Historians: Italian Renaissance Gardens
Thursdays from 12 Jan, 10:30am-12:30pm
A new ten-week course begins with an introduction to Palladio and the villas and gardens of the Veneto. Further topics will include Ariosto’s poem Orlando Furioso in relation to Mannerist gardens. After half term we’ll examine the beautiful Northern Italian lakes, the setting for some extraordinary gardens: Isola Bella, Villa d’Este and Villa Cicogna Mozzoni.
We will be joined by guest lecturer Michael Turner, classical archaeologist and garden historian, who will be focusing on mythology and iconography in Renaissance gardens.
No prior experience of Garden History is necessary.
Coffee, conversation and a genial atmosphere await you. Please come and join us.
£200 per ten week term.
For more information, visit the Garden Historians' website