Garden Design for Gardeners 25th Sept - 22nd Jan 2020

Product Code: GDSept1920 Our Ref No : 100969 £835.00 Stock : 0 Availability: Out Of Stock
Garden Design for Gardeners - Sept 25th to Jan 22nd 2020 - 12 week course

Whether you are considering a career in garden design, are looking for professional development or have a challenging garden project of your own, this 12 week course will provide you with all the tools you need

Tutor : Ana Coggon

Fee: £835

Dates and Times: 12 Wednesday sessions, 10am - 3.30pm
25th Sept 2019
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd Oct 2019
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Nov 2019
4th Dec 2019
15th, 22nd Jan 2020

On day one Ana will go through all of the equipment and recommend any books that you will need

Client brief & site appraisal - how to develop a client brief and how to conduct a site appraisal.

How to measure up a garden - taking & recording measurements & the equipment required.
Design techniques and drawing - how to draw up a site survey.

How site characteristics may influence garden design - altitude & exposure, aspect & orientation, noise & air pollution, soil & drainage.
Design techniques & drawing - choosing and using a grid, Design rules.

The principles of garden design -scale & proportion, balance, rhythm & movement, unity, & focal points.
Design techniques & drawing exercise- rectangular and square designs.

Contribution made by hard landscaping features and materials to design and function (1) - paths, patios & drives.
Design techniques & drawing exercise - diagonal designs.

Contribution made by hard landscaping features and materials to design and function (2) - walls, fences & steps.
Design techniques & drawing exercise - circular and curvilinear designs

Contribution made by hard landscaping features & materials to design and function (3) - pergolas, water features & children's play areas

The elements of garden design - colour, form & texture.
Contribution made by soft landscaping features to design & function - hedges, shrubs & trees
Design exercise - hedges, shrubs and trees

Designing with plants - perennials, grasses, climbing plants and wall shrubs & spring bulbs.
Design exercise - plant combinations

Planting Plans - the planting design process. Creating a master plant list, locating plants in borders, drawing styles & labelling.
Planting plan exercises - woodland bed & sunny border

Garden Design presentations
Design exercise - how to design a front garden

Project feedback
Design exercise - how to design a care-home garden.

The schedule is designed to be fluid so that where possible it will be moulded to the requirements of the class.
From week two onwards students will work on a variety of design exercises in class. They will have an on-going 'Waterperry' garden design project and will also be encouraged to discuss and work on a design for their own garden or project. Students work both on their own and in groups for exercises throughout the course.
No gardening experience is required for this course but a good basic knowledge of plants and an interest in gardens is essential.
The course is aimed at people who have a garden or a project that they would like to design. It is also suitable as an excellent first step for anyone considering taking up garden design as a career. It is taught at a high level and students are expected to do a minimum of 2-3 hours home-work each week.
Please bring:
Pen and paper for taking notes.
Suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear.

There is ample parking at Waterperry Gardens. We would politely request students park in the overflow car park whenever possible to leave room for plant centre customers in the main parking areas.

Disabled Facilities:
Disabled toilet facilities are available and there is access to all areas of the Waterperry Estate.

Health & Safety:
Waterperry Gardens is a working plant centre and as such there may be some hazards. Please take reasonable precautions or ask a member of staff if you have any queries.
Terms & Conditions

Course places will become reserved on full payment of fees.

Refunds or amendments will incur an administration charge of £30.00. No refunds will be given within 15 working days of commencement of course.

Course Changes:
The courses provided will be as advertised. However in the case of unforeseen circumstances or due to insufficient student numbers, we may be obliged to alter the course content or to cancel the course. If a course is cancelled we will endeavour to offer an alternative or a full refund.

Proof of Purchase:
Please bring to the course your receipt as proof of purchase.

Not all courses are suitable for children aged 17 and under. Please contact us before booking.

All prices are inclusive of VAT at 20%. We reserve the right to alter these in the event of changes to the VAT rate.

Waterperry Discounts:
Student will be entitled to a 10% discount in the Garden Shop and Gift Barn on the day of their course. The entitlements apply to the course days and cannot be exchanged for other items or for cash.

Delivery Information

Delivery Charges will be calculated and shown at Checkout.

The basic delivery rates quoted on our order pages are to mainland United Kingdom, this excludes Scottish highlands (north of Inverness), Northern Ireland and all offshore islands. Prices for delivery of bulky items, plants and apple juice to these excluded parts of the United Kingdom may be obtained by contacting Waterperry.

We aim to deliver items on standard 3-5 day delivery service.

If you would like to arrange a special delivery i.e next day service, this can be quoted for individually if you contact us.

We do not dispatch on Friday as we cannot deliver at the weekend and do not want our quality plants to be left at a depot to deteriorate until Monday.

If for any reason you are unable to accept delivery personally, please complete the delivery instructions section on the order form giving as much detail as possible. This information is very important as Waterperry Gardens cannot be held responsible for the deterioration of plants that have to be returned to the couriers depot if they were unable to deliver them.

In such cases or if you are absent when the courier calls a card will be left with contact details. You may then re-arrange delivery with them.

Please unpack and inspect your plants immediately on delivery. We cannot be held liable for any deterioration that occurs after delivery.

Please consult our Refunds and Cancellation policy if you have any complaints about your goods and contact Waterperry within 24 hours