Tree Lovers, Garden Lovers and Greenies

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Tree Lovers, Garden Lovers and Greenies

<p>Learn about emergence of tree lover societies and garden promoters in Sydney during the early 20th Century. Learn why people became so passionate about promoting trees, gardens, parks and

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Learn about emergence of tree lover societies and garden promoters in Sydney during the early 20th Century. Learn why people became so passionate about promoting trees, gardens, parks and protecting forests that laid the foundation of the urban conservation movement. These include the Director of the Botanical Gardens, Joseph Maiden, camellia advocate Professor E.B. Waterhouse, the founder of the Ku-ring-gai Tree Lovers Civic League and National Trust (NSW) Annie Forsyth Wyatt; President of the Parks and Playground Movement Charles Bean; architects of the national capital Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony; Australian wildflower educator Thistle Y. Harris Stead.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Peggy James, Cosmopolitan Conservationists, Greening Modern Sydney, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2013


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Joseph Maiden, Director of the Botanical Gardens and his promotion of eucalyptus
  • Professor E.B. Waterhouse camellia and garden aesthetic advocate
  • Annie Wyatt, founder of the Ku-ring-gai Tree Lovers Civic League and National Trust (NSW)
  • Charles Bean, President of the Parks and Playground Movement
  • Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony and their contribution to landscape garden design
  • Thistle Y. Harris Stead, educator of Australian native plants in gardens


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the aesthetic value of trees and gardens that emerged from the 19th Century.
  2. Understand how the value of trees and gardens contributed to the urban environmental movement, and in particular the garden suburb movement.
  3. Understand the challenges facing today’s tree and garden lovers with a city of increasing densification with loss of open and green spaces.
  4. Understand how the 1920s tree lovers and garden movement continues today.