Garden and Landscape Design School - Florence

Scuola di Architetura del Paesaggio Landscape Design School Школа ландшафтного дизайна 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 2018

Practical courses
Olive cultivation and pruning
Vine cultivation and pruning

Italian language courses
Standard course
Semi-intensive course
Intensive course
Specialisation course
Individual courses

Art courses
Drawing and painting course
Sculpture course
Mosaics course
Ceramics and pottery course
Photography course

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

Courses in garden history

The Courses in Garden History are open to all those who would like to enlarge their knowledge of the history of the garden in Italy and abroad. They are divided into three modules and in each of these an special subject will be examined: from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the present-day business parks.

The courses in garden history are divided into three modules:

A - Ancient and Mediaeval gardens
B - The Garden of the Renaissance: Italian and
  French formal gardens
C - From the English garden to the gardens of our

The three modules may be followed separately or in following ways:

Basic: 1 module (A, B or C)
Advanced: 2 modules (A+B, B+C or C+A)
Superior: 3 modules (A+B+C)

Each single module lasts 2 weeks for a total of 24 hours. Classes take place in the afternoons, from Monday to Friday plus, on the first Saturday of each module, a 4 hour visit to a garden or villa in Florence or Tuscany.


The nymphaeum at Villa la Petraia in Florence

Other visits to parks and gardens in Florence, Fiesole and Tuscany are included.

Though classes are held mainly in Italian, on request, we can organise lessons in English.

To ensure a good teaching level and personal attention the maximum number of participants is limited to 20.

The programme for each module is as follows:

Ancient and Mediaeval gardens
Gardens of the Renaissance: Italian and French formal gardens
From the English Garden To the gardens of our times

See here dates and prices for the courses

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