RBGE Diploma in Garden History
Since the founding of the RBGE in 1670 garden design styles have undergone many changes and the range of plant material to grace gardens, designed landscapes and botanical collections has significantly expanded. With one of the largest living collections of plants in the world, and with such a long and rich botanical and horticultural history, it is particularly fitting that the RBGE should offer a course of study in garden history.
The RBGE Diploma in Garden History, endorsed by The Gardens Trust, covers a wide range of historical aspects and provides students with a rounded education in the subject as well as more in-depth knowledge of selected areas such as Italian gardens and their influence on British garden design and also Victorian Horticulture.
What does the course cover?
The course is divided into the following five modules covering: History of British Garden Design, Italian Gardens and Gardening, Aspects of the History of Plant Introduction and Gardening, Victorian Horticulture and Conservation of Historic Gardens and Designed Landscapes.
When can I start?
The next Blended Learning course is due to start in March 2019. Applications are now open.
What is the format of the course?
Blended Learning Course a distance course where students attend two study blocks at RBGE each year to support the exercises and tuition which take place online through PropaGate.
Do I need any prior knowledge?
No specific formal qualifications are necessary for admission onto the course. Nevertheless, those with botanical and/or horticultural backgrounds will be more familiar with some concepts whilst students with previous historical knowledge will be able to appreciate the changes in garden design and gardening in a wider context.
How much does the course cost?
Fees for this course are £2,500. Fees are non-refundable and should be paid in full by the start of the course. Details of any additional costs to be borne by students are included in the Handbook.
How do I apply?
To apply for the Blended Learning Course starting in March 2019, please complete the application form in the course handbook and return it to us by Friday 18th January 2019.
NEW COURSE STARTING MARCH 2019!
Download the course handbook for details.
This course is endorsed by The Gardens Trust.
This course has an online study option.