Come and join us on a journey through the history of gardens to examine the eternal quest for paradise. From the ancient world of Greece and Rome, we will travel through the Middle Ages, the European Renaissance, the classical English Landscape and the gardens of China and Japan to discover whether Paradise has been found.
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Course Dates 2017 – 2018
Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm Sue Oakey
These courses take place at Stoke Lodge
- 7 sessions from 4 October £128 / £78 GHG20
- 7 sessions from 24 January £128 / £78 GHG22
New course dates will be available in our next Course Guide 2018 -19 from Summer 2018
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Subjects: Gardening In 2003 I decided to change direction from television into horticulture. I studied for qualifications with the RHS and Cannington College, followed by a hands-on apprenticeship in practical gardening with the WRAGS scheme. I then developed my own gardening and garden design business. I mix gardening, design, writing and lecturing, and enjoy inspiring […]
Subject: Wine Appreciation I started my wine career taking visitors round Harvey’s wine museum in Bristol where I also studied for and passed the Wines and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma, a high level professional qualification. I now work as a freelance Wine Educator, certified by WSET to run their courses which are aimed at […]
Subject: Cookery I am a trained chef and I have taught British and French Cookery to a wide range of students. I have also been a trainer for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health for over twenty years, specialising in Food Safety and Nutrition. I was educated in the USA and the UK, and I hold advanced qualifications […]
Subject/s: Gardening and Garden Design I worked as an under-gardener at Showerings in Shepton Mallet before going to horticultural college. In 1987 I came back to Somerset to start my own landscape design business. I received my MA in environmental policy and management from UWE, where I focused my dissertation on landscaping barn conversions. Following […]
Subject: Cookery I began teaching adults 20 years ago and before that, I taught Food and Nutrition in a secondary school. I have been teaching at Stoke Lodge for the last 5 years. I have offered a range of courses over the years, but one that always remains popular is Vegetarian Cookery – I have gathered […]