Introduction to Garden Design

05 March 2020 - 21 May 2020
09:30 - 12:00

This short course will cover the exciting opportunities and challenges involved in the process; supporting you to develop your creative skills and learn to maximise the potential of your garden using planting and design. The course is taught through talks; demonstrations and a range of activities both in the classroom and out in the gardens (weather permitting).  Please come dressed in suitable clothing for the weather (i.e. waterproof jackets and wear suitable shoes). Also bring a pen and some paper or your preferred method of taking notes.

Week 1 - Where to start and understanding your garden.

Week 2 - Basic site surveys and drawing plans.

Week 3 - The importance of garden layouts

Week 4 - The role of hard landscaping

Week 5 - Plant types and their uses.

Week 6 - Creating planting plans

Week 7 - Styles & themes.

Week 8 - Styles & themes.

Week 9 - Styles & themes.

Week 10 - Implementing your plan

Course fee


Friends of Ness Gardens


Course duration

The course starts on Thursday 5th March. 10 weekly sessions 9.30-12noon. (No teaching Thursday 9th and Thursday 16th April).

Suitable for

18 Years +. There are no formal entry requirements; all you need is an interest in plants. No previous experience needed.

Book your place

Click here to book online

Venue details

Bulley Room & the Gardens