Garden Design for Gardeners

Tues 29 Apr — Tues 1 July 2014

10.00 am — 12.00 noon
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
Conference Room
£120, £108 for Members
Booking Required. Please call the education office on 0131 248 2937.

This garden design course focuses on the selection of plants for various settings and growing conditions and explains how to create that all important year round interest for your garden.

Course aims:

  • To introduce participants to sources of information that will assist garden design and plant selection.
  • To explain how to assess the garden environment and the needs of garden users as a precursor to successful plant selection.
  • To explain how to plan a planting scheme to introduce various design elements and styles to the garden.
  • To describe the process of selecting plants and the functional and aesthetic attributes of plants that influence selection.
  • To explore the diversity of plants and plant combinations which work in various settings and environmental conditions and which create year round interest in the garden.

    Learning Outcomes:
  • Assess the garden setting and needs of garden users.
  • Describe the functional and aesthetic characteristics of plants.
  • Identify plants that are appropriate for various garden styles, settings and environmental conditions.
  • Recognise the plant attributes that create garden interest throughout the year.


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