Course length: 4 weeks
Next start date: 6th September 2014
Course price: £120 (Approx. US$192)
An advanced course for those who are those interested in creating a natural pond or lake. It’s open to anyone interested in designing and building a pond, but is especially appropriate for practising landscape designers, garden designers or are involved in landscape architecture. This online gardening course on pond building is for you if you are interested in all the ‘how to build a pond’ technical aspects of the process. You’ll learn about not only the design, but how to build and the mechanical essentials for oxygenating, water features and more. If you are designing and implementing water features on a regular basis for clients, or you simply want to build your own pond to a professional standard – Martin Kelley is one of the UK’s experts on this fascinating subject.
Over the next 4 weeks I will be describing some of the processes and techniques I use in the technical design and construction of water gardens. Lectures 1 and 2 will be concerned with formal water gardens; ponds, rills, canal, fountains weirs and water walls. In lectures 3 and 4 the emphasis will be on informal pools, lakes, waterfalls and streams.
Learning outcome: Whether a designer or contractor, this course will enable you to design and specify your own water features, from formal ponds to large natural lakes.
Please see taster video below for more:
Lesson 1: Formal water gardens, ponds, rills, canals, fountains, weirs and water walls
Lesson 2: Formal water gardens, ponds, rills, canals, fountains, weirs and water walls
Lesson 3: Informal pools, lakes, waterfalls and streams
Lesson 4: informal pools, lakes, waterfalls and streams
To understand more about how it all works, go to the 'How it Works' section!
This course is for garden designers, landscapers, and anyone who is either a keen amateur interested in building a pond, or in the profession of developing spaces where there are constructions with water
MyGardenSchool Online 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!
How do you build a pond? Well this is the online construction course for you if you're interested in building your garden pond from scratch. It is an advanced course - so is appropriate for landscape designers, garden designers and professionals as well as keen amateur gardeners. It covers natural ponds, lakes and all aspects from design to construction.