The MA in Garden and Landscape History introduces students to key historical approaches, sources and methods relevant to the study of gardens and landscapes throughout history. You will learn how to acquire knowledge from a range of sources, including history, horticulture, architecture and garden archaeology, in order to develop an appreciation of the study of garden history as a cultural discipline. You will be able to appreciate differences in garden-making over time and in different countries, from the sixteenth century to the present day in Britain, Europe and America. The emphasis will be on design and management, ownership and the culture from which these examples have evolved.
This degree will also provide an academically rigorous environment in which students will learn a range of academic research and writing skills. Students will be encouraged to attend and take part in the IHR seminars on the History of Gardens and Landscapes, which are held on some Thursdays at 6pm. Students may also attend any of the IHR’s short training courses free of charge.