£120 for 6 weeks (Not including cost of garden entrance)

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Hardy Exotics: The History and Art of Cornish Gardens and Houses – Part 1  
In this 8 week course we look at the history of Gardens in Cornwall including the families who created them and their houses as well as their art collections. There are many different types of garden in Cornwall this course offers a cross section including the ancient walled garden of Godolphin House,The Humphrey Repton inspired vistas of Antony. The woodland trees and shrubs of Caerhays, the valley garden of Trebah and the Victorian leisure gardens such as Gyllingdune. The course ends with two visits to gardens covered on the courses with group guided tours run by each venue.

Hardy Exotics: The History and Art of Cornish Gardens and Houses – Part 2  
In the second in this series we  look at another group of  Cornish gardens houses and  families who created them. The  palladian house of Pencarrow home to the Moleseworth family who later joined the St. Aubyn family of St.. Michael’s Mount are both included. We also look at the gardens and houses of Trewidden and Trengwaington  created by the Bolitho family, The  restoration of the gardens of Tregrahan, St. Austell  and  its famous neighbour Heligan Gardens are also discussed here. The exotic meditterranean sculpture gardens of Lamorran, St. Mawes, Barbara  Hepworth Museum , St. Ives  and Tremenheere, Gulval complete this selection of some of the Great Gardens of Cornwall.  Group Garden Visits at the end of the Course are arranged separately with gardens covered on the course