Garden Design & Principles of Horticulture

Garden Design & Principles of Horticulture

Subject Area: Leisure Learning


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2021
  • Attendance: Leisure Learning
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Course Code:
  • Entry Requirements

    No entry requirements.

    Course Overview

    You will study both aspects to give you a comprehensive all round understanding of garden design and horticultural principles. Design principles of site assessment, analysis, scale drawings, presentation and project management will be studied alongside basic principles of horticulture with an emphasis on plant anatomy, types of plants and groups of plants, choosing the right plants for the site and how plants work. Towards the end of the course there is a short, tutor guided project.

    This course is suitable for all ages and abilities and will cover the following topics: Take brief, set client project, Costing & business contracts, costing out bed, working with people/teams, Axonometric drawings, increasing skills, designing a water feature and how to design using insets, special areas, Ecology and garden - practical, productive yet 'green' as much as possible, Pruning, training & grafting, Lawns, grass choices, lawn care plus, Propagation in more detail, possibly with practical cuttings.

    You will need to bring: writing materials, note pad, A4 Plain paper, ruler and eraser. There may be an outside element to the course so please bring with you all-weather outdoor wear and sturdy footwear.

    Enrolment End Date: Please note that the enrolment for this course closes 5 working days prior to the start of the course. Unfortunately it is not possible to process late enrolments after that point.

    Refreshments and lunch will be available to purchase at the College refectories. Alternatively, you may wish to bring your own refreshments and packed lunch if preferred.

    This course is held at the Suffolk Rural campus, and sessions will be held on 3rd & 10th October, 24 November, and 1st & 8th December.

    Course Highlights

    Course Start Date: Wednesday 29th September 2021

    Course End Date: Wednesday 8th December 2021

    Timings: 9:45am - 15:45pm

    Entry Requirements: None

    Duration: 8 Weeks / 5 hours per session

    Tuition Costs