Classes meet on Mondays, 6-9pm: October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 25; December 2, 9, 16.
This design course covers the history of landscape design from its earliest origins to modern times. Explore the early gardens of Persian and Islamic traditions, classical gardens of Egypt, Greece, and Rome and then investigate Chinese and Japanese influences in garden design. In the fourth week study gardens of Europe beginning with medieval Europe through Renaissance Italy and into English and French gardens of the 18th and 19th century. Continue with an overview of colonial gardens, the “New American Garden” and finish with an exploration of contemporary landscapes of the 20th century. Understand the important influences of these designs on the landscape of today. Design project required. Required text: The Landscape of Man – Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe & Susan Jellicoe. This class can be taken as a core requirement for the Horticulture Certificate Level II program, or as an individual class.
Instructor - Marie Stella, M.A. M.S.M. is a landscape designer, historian and lecturer. Her design firm, Kirin Farm Enterprises, specializes in historical landscapes and initiatives to foster the preservation of the rural landscape. She instructs for the New York Botanical Garden, Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Arnold Arboretum and Berkshire Botanical Garden.
Discounted price for 3 Fall Level II courses: $725