History of Roman and Italian Gardens

Thursday July 8

7:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

Instructor: Joshua Beblo

Thursdays: July 8, 15 and 22 | 7 – 9 p.m.

$66 members | $76 nonmembers

Presented as a live webinar through Zoom

Objective: To be conversant in the history and design elements of Roman and Italian gardens

Level: Beginner to intermediate

Prerequisite: None

*Virtual class sessions will be recorded and made available to pre-registered students within 1 week of each class session. Videos will be viewable for one month from receipt.

With their foundations in ancient Rome, Italian gardens flourished in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Beginning in Roman antiquity, examine the design of private outdoor spaces through the Baroque period as influenced by the geographic and social characteristics unique to the Apennine Peninsula. Using numerous drawings and photographs, visually tour several villas that represent significant changes in style and design philosophies, from the initial gardens of Roman emperors to those of wealthy merchants and religious leaders. Sustainable Horticulture and Landscape and Garden Design elective. This course has been approved for 6.0 CEUs for landscape architects by LA CES.