Introduction to Garden Design - Saturday 6 August

Description:

Join us at Tuppenny Barn for an introduction to the principles of garden design

Course description:

This is a course for anyone new to design or looking for help to structure their design ideas. Ideal for beginners or those unsure about how to design their garden, whether it's an old garden in need of a refresh, or a new plot of land. We will look at what are the main principles that guide a good design. Ideally you will have a space/garden in mind when you attend the course.  No prior experience is necessary.

The day will cover:

  • How to assess your garden
  • How to draw up a base map
  • Fundamental principles of design and different styles of garden
  • Using plants in design

What you will learn:

  • How to take stock of your garden and what you want from it
  • How to use design principles to guide choices of plants, materials and layout
  • How to decide on what plants to include and create lasting interest

What to bring:

  • Photos of any garden/border you wish to design with measurements of the space - any pictures of gardens that inspire you if you have them
  • Notebook and pen
  • Clothing suitable for going outdoors
  • Packed lunch (tea, coffee and cake will be provided)

Info on Tutor

Jane Gleeson graduated as a Medical Doctor in 1990 and spent over 10 years working within the field of mental health. Over 20 years ago she started gardening as a hobby and form of relaxation and soon was completely hooked. "I was simply bowled over by plants and how endless fascinating they are". A career change ensued and she studied and worked at Royal Botanic Kew Gardens for three years and then taught Horticulture at Hadlow College. Jane was Head Gardener and set up and ran a Practical Residency in Sustainable Horticulture at Schumacher College for 7 years and designed the 5 acre field using agroecological principles. Jane moved to West Sussex 2 years ago and is now teaching courses in horticulture and food production, working on an organic veg bag scheme and is the Lead Horticultural Therapist at Tuppenny Barn.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.