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The Evocative Garden: Gardens and the Impressionist and Post Impressionist Movements: Dr Twigs Way

"Everyone has heard of Monet and Manet and Giverny, but what about the gardens of Sorolla, Frieseke, or Kadinsky, or the wilder American response to the call to the art of ‘plein air’? Did plants replace paints or vice versa? And did the shimmering heat of southern France or the dull clouds of London enforce a new kind of impressionism on horticulture? And why did society portrait painter Singer Sargeant go all ‘impressionist’ when painting gardens? As Voltaire said ‘il faut cultiver notre jardin’ and this course will do just that!"

Tutor: Dr Twigs Way

"Dr Twigs Way is a professional garden historian and divides her time between research and consultancy, giving lectures, talks and writing books. Twigs came to garden history from a career in archaeology, having focussed on landscape archaeology during her PhD. Since 2004 she has worked closely with English Heritage and other public bodies undertaking research on parks and gardens. Twigs has appeared in numerous television programmes including Gardeners' World. "