Gardens in History: History, Art and Design of Kitchen Gardens
Spring is the time to plan your kitchen garden! Over the past few years, kitchen and potager gardens have become extremely popular. From their humble beginnings in antiquity to the medieval château gardens of France and the grand walled gardens of Victorian and Edwardian Britain, they have played a central role in garden and landscape history. In this course, we will explore the history of kitchen gardens from their early beginnings to the resurgence in contemporary garden trends. We will examine the basic designs, including symmetrical geometrical beds, irrigation features that incorporate central pools, wells, fountains and water-channels. We will also examine plant material, gardening practices, and how you can incorporate some of these ideas to create your own beautiful and bountiful kitchen garden, whether in a plot or in a pot.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).