Short Course (Ryton) Practical Garden Design
This is practical garden design course; it aims to provide you with the necessary underpinning knowledge and the practical skills you need to be able to competently design a garden. On this course you will attend lectures and practical workshops covering the following:
Garden history and its influence on design
The fundamental design principles that underpin good design
Site appraisal and recording
Basic linear and topographical surveying techniques, recording the results
Producing a site plan from survey data
The use of colour, texture and form
The creative process, tear sheets, mood boards and research
Inspiration, experimentation and formulating strong design ideas
Researching hard and soft elements for incorporation into the design
Producing a master plan
Producing a planting plan
Producing a construction drawing
Developing a specification
Setting out, marking out a design on the ground
Producing a maintenance schedule
There will be some homework for completion between sessions which is an integral part of the course and therefore must be completed.
The design pack
The design pack contains all the necessary equipment and materials to produce different types of garden design drawings to a high standard. The contents include: A3 drawing board (and bag), set squares, compass, French curves, scale ruler, circle template, pack of drawing pens, colour pencils etc.
Dates and times - This is a programme consisting of 13 sessions.
10th September 2018, 17th September 2018, 1st October 2018, 5th November 2018, 3rd December 2018, 10th December 2018, 7th January 2019, 4th March 2019, 11th March 2019, 8th April 2019, 13th May 2019, 3rd June 2019, 10th June 2019.
This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30 each day.
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. There is an option to pay in instalments:
Cost: Payment option 1. (With design pack) £595.00 plus V.A.T. at £ 119.00 for the complete course, total payable £ 714.00. Payment by instalments for this option is available.
Payment option 2. (Without design pack) £495.00 plus V.A.T. at £ 99.00 for the complete course, total payable £594.00. Payment by instalments for this option is available.
What else do I need to know? This is mixture of theory and practical work, therefore you need to wear comfortable casual clothing for indoor work and something suitable for practical activities outdoors: 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 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, if you wish to gain a formal qualification.
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