Co-creative Garden Design – on one big Dig-IT Day!

Co-creative Garden Design – A new way to design your garden

Do you long for a beautiful garden – one that is a positive expression of yourself, an avenue through which you can share your creativity and choose elements that delight your imagination and feed your senses?

A garden that sustains itself with maintenance that is enjoyable but not overwhelming, where design and forethought have identified challenges, addressed root causes in advance and designed solutions that work?

Would you like some help to achieve that dream garden?

Co-creative Garden Design will give you the confidence, skill and knowledge to be able to do just that! This exciting process of garden design enables you to work with garden designer and educator Amanda Reynolds in person. You will learn about site analysis, design principles, plant selection and much more, developing your own garden design as you go!

COME AND JOIN US FOR a full day OF GARDENING FUN, WHERE YOU’LL LEARN LOTS AND GAIN THE CONFIDENCE & SKILLS TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN

HANDS ON EXPERIENCE, NOTES & GIVEAWAYS

COST :  $120 FOR the whole day with lunch included


Course Outline


2017 SPRING DATES:

SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER – 9.30 am – 3.30 pm

In the morning workshop we will  look at

  • The reasons we have gardens and why it’s good to design
  • How to plan for and establish long term strategies
  • Steps to help you plan for success
  • How to start your project
  • How to garden with forethought
  • Assisting you to focus, analyse and observe

Introduce the concept of the Co-creative Garden Design process –

  • how to begin to plan for your own garden space
  • how to use the Co-Creative Design Cycle
  • develop your dream and identify a clear concept & style
  • begin to create your site plan & concept design

We will undertake a location or site analysis and cover  the elements of

  • Aspect – sun, shade, direction
  • Climate – temperature, rainfall & wind
  • Soil – structure, fertility & pH
  • Topography – slopes, water & drainage
  • Existing elements both built & natural

In the afternoon workshop we will –

Use the Co-creative Garden Design Toolbox to –

  • learn about the design elements including style, form, movement and colour
  • introduce the Hardscape, Landscape & Greenscape elements of your plan
  • look at the practical elements such as site preparation, time & budget and how to get started 

Develop the Hardscape, Landscape & Greenscape elements of your plan, applying knowledge of

  • Separating space
  • Making the most of views
  • Microclimates
  • Endpoints, sound & objects in the garden
  • Plant form and features & how to achieve the best results
  • Form, structure, texture & colour

Place all your information & ideas on your CONCEPT PLAN, so you have a beginning GARDEN DESIGN  to take home!