Great English Gardens: Journey Through the Countryside with Dr. Toby Musgrave

Great English Gardens: Journey Through the Countryside with Dr. Toby Musgrave


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Did you know that Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants? With more than 25,000 available worldwide, there are more orchid species on the planet than mammals and birds.

Join us as we enjoy a Grand Tour of the finest English Gardens– showcasing a thousand years of English horticulture. Together we will explore several unique estates and gardens, each of which is open to the public and can be experienced in person during your next trip to England. Famous names such as Capability Brown and Gertrude Jekyll may be familiar, but our interactive seminar will reveal England’s unequaled diversity and richness of garden heritage.

Together we will explore a wide variety of gardens, several of which date back to the mediæval period. Our discussion will feature destinations such as the Aga Khan Centre, Biddulph Grange, Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth House, Kenilworth Castle, Hatfield House, Hestercombe, Hidcote, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Rousham, Sissinghurst, and Stowe.

Led by an expert on gardens and garden history, Dr. Toby Musgrave, this interactive seminar will showcase and celebrate England’s great and inspiring gardens. Designed to inspire curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with increased knowledge and understanding of England’s one-of-a-kind heritage gardens.

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Dr. Toby Musgrave is a foremost authority on the subjects of garden and plant history and design, about which he has authored or co-authored 18 books. Most recently "The Garden: Elements and Styles" and "The Multifarious Mr. Banks." He is a part-time Faculty Lecturer at the Danish Institute of Studies Abroad in his adopted country, Denmark, where he teaches American study abroad students. Between semesters he works as a gardens tour leader and as a lecturer aboard small, expedition cruise ships. Additionally, he acts as a consultant to various garden restoration projects and has written numerous articles for a range of magazines and newspapers including The Garden, Gardens Illustrated, The English Garden, Country Life, The Times, The Telegraph, Haven, and Jyllands Posten. His own garden is one of the de Runde Haver. For more information about Toby and his work please visit www.TobyMusgrave.com.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Dan Philips
Musgrave Rocks. And Plants.

I've rarely met a more knowledgable person on any subject with the academic chops to back it up. A gift. 90 minutes seemed like seconds.

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A.P. (Santa Clara, US)
Fascinating and very intense!

This is a thought-provoking and very informative conversation! I definitely got some ideas about gardens to visit as well as some thoughts about my own garden.

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A. (Garden City, US)

Dr, Musgrave’s lecture very informative. Wish there had been more slides included of the gardens themselves to show their actual beauty.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
33%
(1)
67%
(2)
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0%
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Dan Philips
Musgrave Rocks. And Plants.

I've rarely met a more knowledgable person on any subject with the academic chops to back it up. A gift. 90 minutes seemed like seconds.

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A.P. (Santa Clara, US)
Fascinating and very intense!

This is a thought-provoking and very informative conversation! I definitely got some ideas about gardens to visit as well as some thoughts about my own garden.

A
A. (Garden City, US)

Dr, Musgrave’s lecture very informative. Wish there had been more slides included of the gardens themselves to show their actual beauty.