Letta Jones

Letta is an experienced and enthusiastic lecturer and researcher in the history of gardens, landscape and horticulture – an expert in botany and all things related. She is a Lecturer in Horticulture and the History of Gardens. She taught at Capel Manor and Birkbeck Colleges for 15 years and her courses are now offered at the City Lit, Glenthorne Centre, Woodbrook College, Knuston Hall and Claridge House.

Retreats led by Letta Jones

June 2024

Booking ID: 250624

Exporing very locally a range of plants and their communities, investigating our relationship with them and considering how we experience them inthe wider context of climate change.  

With gentle, slow waling, over very short distances, with plenty of standing and onbserving, we will explore communities of plants in the Claridge House Gardens and very locally on foot.  Our focus will be on enjoying the breadth and depth of the plant kingdom, rather than just identification (excluding fungi which are now studied separately).

If you are interested in plants, why they matter and would like to explore more, this is a course for you.

Please bring:

- A note book and pencil/electronic device and if you already have one, a hand lens

- Your favourite plant poem or short piece of prose to share on Wednesday evening

- Waterproof and hot weather clothing/sun hat/sun cream/strong non slip walking shoes (not sandals)

- epipen/medications as necessary for allergies

- any favourite plant books you already have to share

Letta Jones, MA, is a Lecturer in Horticulture and Garden History who lectured at Birkbeck and Capel Manor Colleges in London for 15 years.

She has taught course at Glenthorne Quaker Centre in Grasmere for over 10 years, and at Woodbrooke until 2018.  The Quaker Botanists Panel in Kendal Museum is one of her special interests, and courses on this are also offered. 

This is one of our discounted mid-week courses running in 2024 - please book early!

Non-residential spaces available

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Residential price: £340.00