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Garden History course


I have just started this fantastic Masters degree course at Bristol university. Last weekend my group went up to Oxfordshire & had a look around some gardens. The weather was amazing, we stayed at a really nice hotel in Woodstock & we were accompanied by our tutor, Tim Mowl whose knowledge & enthusiasm concerning gardens is seemingly endless. Tims’ knowledge really made the gardens come alive & I’m already starting to question all aspects of the design and planting. I have so much to learn & I’m so excited by everything I’ve experienced so far. I have a lot of work to complete & Tim expects 100% effort from us but I am really looking forward to it!!
I have already noticed a change in my approach to dealing with my neighbours garden which I work on, I will have to be careful not to get too carried away!
More to follow, when I have time!

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Good luck with the course Karen. It sounds very interesting. As you know there are lots of historic gardens to see and appreciate in this part of the U.K.

Do let us know how you get on. We are linked on our website with Avon Gardens Trust, and they do a lot to conserve and preserve gardens of interest including gardens that have historic merit, and are under threat. If you go on our website:
there is a link on page 17.

16 Oct, 2008


What a great course to join! I know there's lots of work, but it sounds so interesting. Good luck with it and keep us posted!

16 Oct, 2008


Karen ~
A fascinating course, and it looks like you'll be visiting very interesting gardens as part of your studies. I hope you'll have time to report back to GoY. We'll be eager to read your thoughts and ideas.

There are lots of good blogs on GoY related to gardens and history. Here are just a few recent ones:

DAVID ~ August 2008
In Praise of our Parks parts, 1,2,3 and 4.

ANDREWR ~ September 2008
Waterperry Gardens

GRENVILLE ~ September 2008
Celebration of the Victorian Stumpery

BLODYN ~ September 2008
(Blodyn is the avatar name - He likes to be called Hywel)
Craig y Nos Country Park

All the best with your Masters degree. :o)

17 Oct, 2008


Good luck with your course Karen.
Let us know how you get on.
All the best, Hywel.

17 Oct, 2008


Sounds fascinating. There are opportunities to study such interesting subjects these days. Hope all goes well with your Masters.

17 Oct, 2008


Sounds really interested, good luck Karen hope all goes well.

17 Oct, 2008


Thanks for the responses, nice to know my blog has been read!!
I will have a look back at other blogs, thanks for pointing them out to me Terratoonie.

To be continued......... !

17 Oct, 2008


Karen ~
That's my pleasure...
and very nice pussycat avatar ! :o)

17 Oct, 2008


Good luck with your course Karen , sounds fascinating !

17 Oct, 2008


Good luck from me too, Karen.
Looking forward to hearing more about the course as it progresses, your enthusiasm is contagious.

25 Oct, 2008

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