Garden Design 3 Term Courses

 I – For beginners who want to design their own gardens and/or pursue an interest in garden design

II – For advanced students who wish to learn professional design and gardening techniques, and improve their plant knowledge

Classes, which are small and informal, are held at my home and garden in Slimbridge.  We will also be working in either local gardens or students’ gardens, as the need arises

I Garden Design & Management Year II

Term 3 of 2019/20 – Garden Design & Management

Tuesdays

15th September – 15th December 2020

Building on the knowledge gained in the first year, students will design gardens in the locality of Slimbridge, produce planting plans, visuals and design reports.  Garden management and practical work will also feature strongly on this course.


Term 2 – Garden Management – 2021


Dates:

Tuesdays

5th January – 23rd March


More garden design projects with the emphasis on practical work.

Term 3 – Garden Management & Garden Visits – 2021


Dates:  TBC


This term includes some garden visits as well as continuing with garden management.


Time:  9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Design your own Garden
Year I

Term 1 – 2020

Wednesdays

23rd September – 16th December

On the Beginners Course, students will learn how to measure up and draw gardens to scale, and how to design them. 

They will also learn the Principles of Design and the basics of hard landscaping.


Term 2 – Border Planning – 2021


Dates: 

Wednesdays

6th January – 24th March


In Border Planning, students learn how to plan beds and borders based on plant texture, shape and colour.



Term 3 – Graphics & Border Planning – 2021


Dates: 

Wednesdays

TBC


Simple graphics to illustrate the garden designs are combined with more border planning.

 A practical is held at a local garden centre on combining plants, always a very popular exercise.


Advanced Garden Design & Management Year IX

Term 1 – 2020

Thursdays

1st October – 3rd December

Term 2

TBC

Term 3

TBC


Year XII

Term 1 – 2020

Thursdays

24th September – 10th December

Term 2

TBC

Term 3

TBC

Practicals

Spring Pruning Shrubs & Roses:
Monday 8th February
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at May Cottage

Summer Pruning Shrubs, Roses and Perennials:
Monday 5th July
10.00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at May Cottage

Growing and Training Fruit in Small Spaces:
Thursday 19th August
10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at May Cottage

Cost:  £75 per Practical Workshop including lunch

£5 off for each second and subsequent course booked