Women and Gardens


This weekend will seek to document, explore and debate the pioneering contributions made by women to the development of gardens and landscape design from the medieval period to the present.

New and exciting research will be presented to illuminate the roles of women as designers, patrons, writers, botanists, craftswomen and artists and to explore the rich and varied possibilities from combining gender history and garden history. There will also be an afternoon coach trip to Wrest Park on the Saturday.

Please note: The cost of the coach is included in the tuition fee for the course. There will be much standing and walking over uneven ground. Please come with suitable footwear and be prepared for all weathers.

Held in association with The Gardens Trust.

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Programme details

Friday 2 June 2022

6.00pm: Registration (for those who have booked for dinner)

6.30pm: Dinner

7.45pm: Registration (for those who have not booked for dinner)

8.00pm: Lecture

9.15pm: End of day

Saturday 3 June 2022

8.00am:  Breakfast (residents only)

9-11am:   Lectures

11.00am:  Coffee/tea

11.30am:  Lecture

12.30pm:  Break

12.45pm: Depart for Wrest Park

Packed lunches to be eaten on the coach – these are provided for those who have booked and paid for them in advance.  Please bring your own packed lunch if you wish, and outdoor footwear suitable for walking and clothing for all weathers.

6.00pm: Arrive back at Rewley House (approx.)

6.30pm: Dinner

8.00pm: Lecture

9.15pm: End of day

Sunday 4 June 2022

8.00am: Breakfast (residents only)

9-11am: Lecture

11.00am: Coffee/tea

11.30am:  Lecture

12.30pm: Break / bar opens

12.45pm: Lunch and course disperses


Description Costs
Tuition fee £185.00
Friday dinner £24.30
Saturday dinner £24.30
Saturday packed lunch £8.00
Single B&B Friday and Saturday nights £190.00
Sunday baguette £6.10
Sunday hot lunch (3 courses) £16.50


If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit or are a full-time student in the UK you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

Concessionary fees for short courses


Please use the 'Book' or 'Apply' button on this page. Alternatively, please contact us to obtain an application form.


Accommodation for this weekend is at Rewley House for Friday and Saturday night. If you would like to book a double or a twin room, please email ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk.

Depending on availability it may also be possible to extend your stay: please enquire at the time of booking for availability and prices.

All bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.