We are delighted to be joined by celebrated author and garden historian Helena Attlee, who will deliver a special lecture for both our courses in January. We meet in the comfortable and relaxed music room of Burgh House, coffee, conversation and special biscuits await you. No prior experience of garden history is necessary, please come and join us. There will be no homework.
10 week course. Starts 11th January 2018. Every Thursday Morning at Burgh House
Starting in the North of Italy and ending in Sicily, we will discover the gardens of the House of Savoy. Investigating the lost or changed landscapes of 17th century Piedmont with the help of the wonderful volumes Theatrum Sabaudiae. The Dynasty of the Este’s and the 16th century ring of secret gardens, which once surrounded the walls of Ferrara will be covered. In the Tuscan countryside we look beyond the Medici to the Strozzi and Sassetti clans and the Strozzi villa at Santuccio and the Sassetti’s at Villa La Pietra.