Philosophical and Cultural Approaches to the Garden - (15 Credits)

The module allows students to investigate the concept of a garden and how gardens are perceived and the features, planting and activities associated with them have developed. It will compare and contrast the factors, be these physical, cultural or philosophical, that have shaped similarities and differences in gardens from an international perspective by comparison to the British approach their creation and appreciation. There will be a focus on the understanding and evaluating the style and associated planting within the British garden.