Knowledge of the evolution of gardens will equip modern gardener with insights into what is possible today. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to broaden their garden design perspective, including hobby gardeners and landscapers.
The Certificate of Garden History is a professional development course that will help you understand garden evolution, conservation, and modern garden design possibilities.
In this garden history course, you will explore garden history and the scope and nature of modern garden conservation. You’ll also learn about public and private gardens, significant influences in design and landscaping and the crucial role of organisations in conservation.
On completion of this course, you will have a foundation understanding of how gardens have evolved through history.
Unit - Garden History
Unit 1 – Garden History
Ancient Mid-Eastern Gardens
UK Garden History
UK Garden History
Renaissance Period (1485-1642)
Characteristics of a Formal Garden
Important English Landscapers
Le Nôtre (Andre) 1613-1700
Australian Bush Garden
The World’s first plant collectors
Where Were Plants Introduced First?
Important Plant Explorers
Prominent Plant Collectors that Followed
Reasons for Studying Garden History
Scope and Nature of Garden Conservation Today
Unit 2 – Development of Private Gardens
The Earliest Private Gardens
The English Landscape Garden
Unit 3 – Development of Public and Commercial Landscapes
The Earliest Public Gardens
The Development of the English Park
The Park Today
Factors Influencing the Development of Parks
Streetscapes and Other Public Landscapes
Unit 4 – Great Gardens & Gardeners of the World
The Villa D’Este
The Villa Lante
Hidcote Manor Garden
Bill Molyneux and Rodger Elliot
Unit 5 – People who Influenced Gardens
Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Joseph Furttenbach (1591-1667)
Sir Joseph Banks (1743 – 1820)
Edwin Beard Budding (1796-1846)
Dr Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward
Summary of Significant Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Plant Collectors
Horticultural Authors And Media Presenters
Unit 6 – Globalisation of Gardens
Eclecticism in the Nineteenth Century
Eclecticism in the Twentieth Century
Resurgence of the Renaissance Garden
Influence of William Robinson and Gertrude Jekyll
Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994)
Unit 7 – Scope and Nature of Modern Garden Conservation
Approaches to conservation
Collecting information for garden conservation
Storing information for garden conservation
Unit 8 – The Role of Organisations in Garden Conservation
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England
The Impact of Registering Sites
Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
The Gardens Trust
Australian Garden History Society
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
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All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
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We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
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Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.