Terrific Trees of Farncombe
Start: 30th August 2013 at 6:00pm
End: 1st September 2013 at 2:00pm
Tutor: Letta Jones
This is an exclusive invitation to explore the 320-acre Farncombe Estate, its extensive woodland, Japanese Garden and ornamental plantings, to get to know these magnificent plants better. Leading you on short walks, supplemented by illustrated talks and practical group sessions, Letta will help you identify trees names, countries of origin, and landscape qualities. If you enjoy trees and wish you could name them, this is a weekend for you. Ideas for trees suitable for garden planting will be included. With practical sessions in and out.
Tutor Profile: Letta Jones
Letta Jones MA, is a freelance Landscape Horticulturist who teaches Garden History and Horticulture for the KIngcombe Field and Farncombe Centres, South London Botanical Institute, and for the WEA. She lectured at Birkbeck and Capel Manor Colleges for 15 years.She specialises in amenity trees, medicinal plants and the history of public parks, from a botanical and contemporary perspective.
She has taught at Marlborough College Summer School since 2002, and will offer new courses at Earnley Concourse and Denman College in 2012. Her courses successfully combine illustrated theoretical studies in the classroom with practical and enjoyable trips to arboreta, parks and gardens. Identification of plants is included. She completed her MA at Birkbeck College in 2001 and the Schumacher College Certificate in Education for Sustainability in 2009.
Letta was a volunteer guide at the Chelsea Physic Garden for 17 years,where she orgainised their Medicinal Plants Summer Schools. She has been a Green Flag Parks Judge since 2008.