Introduction to Garden Design (Evening)
24 April 2014 18:30
Want to make changes to
your garden and don't know where to start? This introductory course
acts as a comprehensive guide covering all the basics of designing
There are no formal entry requirements; all you need is an
interest in plants and gardening.
The course starts on Thursday 24th April (6.30-9pm)
10 Weekly Sessions
The course is taught through talks; demonstrations and a range
of activities both in the classroom and out in the gardens (weather
permitting). Please come dressed in suitable clothing for the
weather (i.e. waterproof jackets and wear suitable shoes). Also
bring pen and paper.
Week 1 - Where to start and understanding your garden.
Week 2 - Basic site surveys and scale drawing
Week 3 - Garden layouts and the importance of shapes &
Week 4 - Design principles: Unity, Scale & Proportion,
Balance & Symmetry, Repetition and Movement.
Week 5 - The Role of hard landscaping
Week 6 - Plant types and their uses.
Week 7 - Creating planting plans
Week 8 - Styles & themes: formal/informal, mixed borders,
traditional herbaceous & naturalist plantings.
Week 9 - Styles & themes: Woodland/shade, drought tolerance,
lawns & meadows, containers, water and bog.
Week 10 - Implementing your plan; what order to do things in and
where to source materials and plants.
What does it cost?
£65 (£55 Friends of Ness Gardens)
Do I Need to Book a place?
Yes - Please contact 0845 0304063 or book at the Gardens
Conference Room & the Gardens
For tickets call 0845 0304063