Garden graduates from the University of Greenwich

by Tom Turner @ 3:52 pm August 20, 2008 -- Filed under: Garden Design,Landscape Architecture,News    Tags: ,

Sarah Eberle, garden designer, receives a Doctorate in Design from the University of Greenwich

We congratulate Toby Buckland on his new role as presenter of BBC Gardener’s World and Sarah Eberle on receiving a Doctorate in Design from the University of Greenwich. Sarah was the second University of Greenwich graduate, after Bunny Guinness, to receive a doctorate in garden design. They confirm our view that education in garden design and landscape architecture can lay the foundations for exciting, rewarding and glamorous careers.

The Garden Rant blog, which I like, questions whether the BBC should have appointed a woman instead of a man to the post. It is a very fair question but not one to be decided on the sex of the presenter. What matters is who will attract the most viewers. Gertrude Jekyll is popular because of the quality of her work: nothing else. I lay claim to the distinction of being a third generation feminist, because my grandfather was a keen supporter of the suffragette movement, but all he, my mother and I ever wanted was equality.

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  1. Aaaah! So Martha Schwartz and Sarah Eberle are the “Two Queens of Landscape Architecture” (I think Sarah’s first degree was landscape design – not garden design).

    Comment by jim — August 20, 2008 @ 7:08 pm

  2. I think it’s great that you are so proud of your family’s history in the suffragette movement!

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    Comment by Virginia Harris — August 21, 2008 @ 2:52 pm

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