Short Course (Ryton and Bampton) - Introduction to Garden Design
This is an introduction to garden design. It aims to provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge you need if you are thinking about designing a new garden feature or re-designing part, or all of your garden.
On this course you will learn about:
Garden history and its influence on design
Some of the basic design principles that underpin good design
Basic surveying techniques
Producing a basic site plan
The use of colour, texture and form
Producing a straightforward design
Producing a planting plan
Marking out a design on the ground
There will be some homework for completion between sessions, which is an integral part of the course.
Dates and times - This is a programme consisting of either 3 separate days at Ryton, or 3 days at Bampton.
10th October, 31st October, 5th December 2018 at Bampton
11th April, 30th May, 13th June 2019 at Ryton
This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30 each day at Ryton and Bampton.
What qualification will I get? On completion of the programme you will be given a course completion certificate from the Academy of Practical Horticulture.
What is the enrolment process? 1. Talk to us first to ensure that there is a place available on the course. 2. Complete an enrolment form on line, ensure you provide ALL of the details requested. 3. Payment options are: payment through the website using a credit/debit card or PayPal, alternatively cash or cheque on the first day of the course.
Cost: £295.00 plus V.A.T. at £ 59.00 for the complete course, total payable £354.00
What else do I need to know? This is mixture of theory and practical, therefore you need to wear comfortable casual clothing and for inclement weather some waterproofs would be ideal! Safety footwear is mandatory for all practical activities.
What can I do after this course? The next logical step would be for you to enrol on the DIY Correspondence Garden Design Course, or the Practical Design Course at Ryton; please see the website for details. Or perhaps one of the Royal Horticultural Society Courses at one of our centres, the RHS Level Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning Establishment and Maintenance would be an obvious choice.
For course leaflet - Click here