introduction to Garden Design
18 April 2013 09:30 - 18 April 2013 12:00
Want to make changes to your garden and don't know where to
This introductory course acts as a comprehensive guide covering
all the basics of designing a garden.
10 week, part time course.
There are no formal entry requirements; all you need is an
interest in plants and gardening.
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 understand 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 things in and
where to source materials and plants.
£60/£55 Friends of Ness Gardens
Conference Room and the Gardens
For tickets call 0845 0304063