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How to design your own garden

Date: Wed 12th Sep 2018

Duration: 12th September - 7th November, for 8 weeks, every Wednesday
Day time course: 10.00am – 12.00pm
BUT WILL NOT RUN DURING OCT HALF TERM (22nd - 26th Oct).

Cost: £120.00 (11 of 15 places remaining)

Venue:
Leigh Community Centre (Room 6)
71-73 Elm Road,
Leigh-on-Sea,
Essex
SS9 1SP

Have you ever dreamed of your own designer garden? Do you watch the professionals on TV and wish you had the confidence to visualise beautiful borders and perfect pergolas? Then this could be the course for you. Our designer, Katrina, has extensive experience of creating desirable and functional spaces in a range of styles, from tiny courtyard gardens to the grounds of large country estates.

The course includes:

  • A brief history of gardens and garden design.
  • Using moodboards to develop the style of your garden.
  • How to survey your plot, from measuring to identifying aspect.
  • How to draw your survey to scale by hand (or using CAD – see additional training).
  • Focal points, fences and structures.
  • Identifying plants suitable for your plot and producing a planting plan
  • Using garden furniture, water features, planters and lighting to add detail
  • Translating your design to a 3D visual. The course brings in experts in each field to guide you through every step of the process.

For: BUDS who would like to design their own back garden.

What you will need: See list below. Drawing board an advantage – can be hired for £10 for the duration of the course

What you get: Your own unique scale garden plan.

  • Scale ruler (1:100)
  • Pack of drawing pens (varying weights – 0.1 – 0.8)
  • Set square (32cm – 60/30 degree)
  • Compass
  • Scalpel
  • Pencil (propelling or pencil with sharpener)
  • Soft eraser
  • Laptop or tablet
  • Extra long tape measure (30m)
  • Notebook and pen

What our past students say:

'Finally I can have the garden I always dreamed of for a fraction of the cost'
Jenny 2014

'I learnt so much, you even gave me the confidence to have a go at designing other people's gardens’
Sara 2015

'I am so proud of my new found skill, I can't wait to put my plan in to action'
Dave 2015

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