is to have creative fun and learn about garden design in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Tuition is complemented with hands-on exercises including use of drawing board etc. I have a vast collection of books and teaching material that give you a rare opportunity to try things out yourself under the guidance of a professional. Build confidence and skills as each day progresses. Take away skills you can put to use immediately plus completed design schemes, valuable reference aids and course notes.
The course is based at my home in Hemingford Grey where my pretty garden is used as a resource in both the Planting and Design workshops. Groups are intentionally kept small and I usually accommodate between 4 6 students comfortably.
Suitable if you
have no design experience at all
are thinking of going on a full time design course/embarking on a career in design, so needing a taster/ introduction
have some design experience (maybe you are currently undertaking or have just completed a correspondence course but you feel the need of a practical, group session)
simply wish to apply professional standards to your own garden
All course materials are provided. Lunch, coffee and tea are included.
Planting in Design a 2 day workshop - £150
On this course we look at:
Plant Nomenclature the use of latin names
Plant Classification types of plants
Plant Form and Texture
Use of Plants in Design
Herbaceous Plants and Bulbs
Shrubs and Trees in Design
Creating a Planting Plan
Creating a Plant Schedule
Garden Design a 2 day workshop - £150 On this course we look at:
The Design Process
Draughting and Graphic Skills
Use of Hard Landscaping Materials
Pergolas, Other Structures & Features
Surveying and Site Analysis
Creating a Design
Use of Concept Boards
Consolidation days 1 day workshop - £95 This separate bolt on day allows for further hands on experience in the module of your choice. Other workshops and events will be available at certain times of the year please ask for details.
Weekend Courses 2 day courses £195 These are arranged according to demand please phone for details.
Courses running regularly please phone for dates and availability. Course duration: 9.30 4.30. Please phone or e-mail me for a booking form, detailed course syllabus or if you require any further information.