Course length: 4 weeks
Next start date: 1st June
Course price: £120 (Approx. US$192)
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Whether an amateur or advanced gardener, let me show you how to select plants for their visual, aesthetic and structural qualities. Whilst the course covers temperate planting the rules apply to any climate or country of the world. You will study a variety of plant forms and foliage textures and will be given guidelines on the use of colour and layout. In this first course, I’ll discuss the role of plants within a design composition, to include trees and shrubs then moving on to roses, bulbs, herbaceous plants, grasses and finally ferns.
Learning outcome: Having completed the course you will understand the theory behind choosing and using plants to maximise their combined effect and individual qualities to create borders that give lasting colour, form and interest.
Please see below a taster video for this course:
Week 1: Selecting Plants based on Form, Texture & Habit
Week 2: Colour and Design Principles
Week 3: The Role of Plants in The Planting Scheme
Week 4: Seasonal Colour & Excitement
A fledgling interest in plants and design that you are waiting to explore. It's recommended that for this course, you already have an existing garden with some planting in that you would like to work on.
Booking a Place
MyGardenSchool Gardening Courses Start on the First Saturday of Every Month. You can book your course up to two months in advance
Your tutor will make their video lectures available to you each Saturday morning for four weeks, and will support you throughout the course. Book now to secure a place!
This online planting design course is one of a kind. It's taught by the ex head of capel manor college, Hilary Thomas, and takes you through how to plant to achieve a professional looking garden design. It covers prairie planting, architectural planting, cottage style planting and the true fundamentals of using a planting pallette. Hilary makes many suggestions for planting in difficult areas - eg what to plant against a shady wall, or plants for dry shade.