Co-creative Garden Design – 3 week course

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 a complete garden design as you go!

COME AND JOIN US FOR 3 WEEKS OF GARDENING FUN, WHERE YOU’LL LEARN LOTS AND GAIN THE CONFIDENCE & SKILLS TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN

HANDS ON EXPERIENCE, NOTES & GIVEAWAYS

COST : $60 FOR EACH WORKSHOP OR $160 FOR ALL THREE


Course Outline


2017 SPRING DATES:

SUNDAY 15th OCTOBER – 1 pm – 3.30 pm

WORKSHOP ONE

In the first workshop we will cover –

  • 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 Design process, including –

  • Concept & detailed plans
  • Elements of Hardscape, Landscape and Greenscape `
  • Installation and maintenance plans

Using the Co-creative Design Cycle, incorporating the segments of Creative, Practical and Design Toolbox we will

  • Develop the dream and begin to identify a clear concept and style
  • Begin to work on your site plan

WORKSHOP TWO

SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER – 1 pm – 3.30 pm

In the second workshop 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

Opening the Co-creative Garden Design Toolbox we will examine

  • Formality & informality
  • 6 basic forms
  • Elements of design
  • Using movement in the garden
  • How to use colour to the best advantage

WORKSHOP THREE

SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER – 1 pm – 3.30 pm

In the third workshop we will develop a detailed plan including

  • Using the garden & practical considerations
  • Essentials & wish list items
  • Timeline, resources & budget
  • Getting 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