Introduction to Garden Design
02 March 2017 09:30 - 11 May 2017 12:00
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 a garden.
The course starts on Thursday 2nd March 9.30-12noon 10
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,what exists, identifying potential
Week 3 - Garden layouts and the importance of shapes &
Week 4 - Design principles: Unity, Proportion, Balance,
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, water and bogs.
Week 10 - Implementing your plan; what order to do things in and
where to source materials and plants.
Who is this suitable for?
18+. There are no formal entry requirements; all you need is an
interest in plants. No previous experience needed.
What does it cost?
£75 (£65 Friends of Ness Gardens & University of Liverpool
Do I Need to Book a place?
Yes - Please contact 0151 7956300 or book at the Gardens
Bulley Room & the Gardens
For tickets call 0845 0304063