I have developed and periodically run a one day course covering the Basic Principles of Garden Design. The course covers site assessment, concept and design development, construction basics and the planting palette. I run quite alot of these course for the various Wildlife Trusts and during these days I cover the basic principles of wildlife gardening too. The courses are mostly desk based but there is opportunity for practical exercises and group discussion and participation. It is an intense day and participants are often quite tired and dazed by the end of it but hopefully leave with a better idea and more confidence about how to approach the design of their own outside space. Recent feedback from an attendee described her day as Saturday’s brilliant Garden Design with Wildlife in Mind course with the amazing Elaine Hughes – what a fantastic presenter, full of knowledge and passion for the subject.
I am currently developing a 2 day Introduction to Environmental Art course which will feature theoretical discussion and hands on artistic response and creation.
March 3rd 2013.
An intensive day course at London Wildlife Trust’s Centre for Wildlife Gardening giving a thorough look at the principles of garden design with a bias towards wildlife friendly features through class room learning, group discussion and hands on experience.
This day long course (10.30 – 4.30) will look at the principles of wildlife friendly gardening, garden assessment and survey, developing a design concept, preparing a design, deciding on garden features and materials and preparing an effective planting palate for all areas in your garden.
Course held at London Wildlife Trust’s Centre for Wildlife Gardening, 28 Marsden Road, London SE15 4 EE from 10.30 – 4.30pm.Tea and coffee supplied but please bring a packed lunch.
£40 per course – Places are limited to 15 max. Advance payment secures a place
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book a place.
Soft drinks and light refreshments provided. Please being a packed lunch
Please watch this space for news of more upcoming courses or contact me if you wish to discuss a course for a group you are involved with or one to one training.