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Water, Water, Everywhere: Dr Twigs Way"

"Explore the history of water features in garden and landscape designed from the glory of renaissance fountains to the spreading water of Capability Brown lakes and the modern cascades at Chatsworth. Investigate how water was brought to gardens before electric pumping, and ponder the fashions for rills, lily ponds, lakes, basins, canals, and ‘pissing boys’, not forgetting turning water into wine.  Is water essential for good garden design or do frogs and flies mar all? Two mornings in class and the 3rd day at Wrest Park with the tutor looking at the history of the water features. Fee does not include travel (car shares) or entry to Wrest park. (c£10 or free entry for EH members or Arts Fund members)."

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. "