Garden and Landscape Design School - Florence

Scuola di Architetura del Paesaggio Landscape Design School Школа ландшафтного дизайна Landschaftarchitekturschule Escola de paisagismo
Since 2008

Courses in garden history
Ancient and Mediaeval gardens
Gardens of the Renaissance
English gardens and our times

Design courses
Garden and terrace design

Practical courses
Rose cultivation and pruning
Olive cultivation and pruning
Vine cultivation and pruning
Arranging terraces and balconies
The orchard and kitchen garden
Cooking with herbs

Photography courses
History of photography
Photographing the landscape
Retouching photographs

Visits to parks and gardens
Public gardens of Florence
Secret gardens of Florence
The Boboli Gardens

From the English garden to the gardens of our times

This course the third great school of garden design will be examined: the English school. We shall study the fundamental influence that the English landscape had on the conception of the park. We shall look at some of the better-known gardens in this tradition.

The gardens and parks of America will also be studied for their modern concept of the public garden

The programme for the course is:
- The English garden : the influence of Capability Brown
- Parks of the historic houses of the British Isles
- the "jardin anglais" in France and in Italy
- From private garden to public garden
- F.L. Olmstead and the botanical exhibitions
- Burle Marx: form and colour in the garden
- Porcinai and the garden in Florence
- The modern garden in Europe
- Foreigners in Florence: Pinsent, Scott, Leader e Acton
- Public parks and gardens in Florence and Tuscany
Visits to modern and historical gardens in Tuscany are also part of the programme.
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The Rose Garden - A project by Giuseppe Poggi


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