upcoming dates

TUESDAY 25TH APRIL 2017 10am-4pm

Designing a Family Garden 

Cost: £60

Venue: Cambridge University Botanic Garden

This one-day course will give you the basic tools and inspiration to plan your own family garden. It will begin with a look at how to assess and survey your garden as well as an introduction to garden design techniques which will help you plan the space. The course includes an in-depth look at the main features in a family garden and covers information on hard and soft landscaping options, and the cost implications of different materials and design choices. The day will also include a look at plants suitable for a family garden and how to put together a simple planting plan.

Participants are encouraged to bring photographs of their own gardens and measurements so that specific design challenges can be addressed as part of the course discussions.

For more details on booking please call 01223 336265

TUESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2017 10am-4pm

City Garden Design

Cost: £60

Venue: Cambridge University Botanic Garden

This one-day course with garden designer Dawn Isaac will equip you with the basic tools you need to survey and plan your own city garden. It will include a look the particular challenges common to city gardens and the design tricks you can use to combat them. There will also be inspiration and ideas for elements to include in your own garden as well as practical advice and information on landscaping the space, including cost implications of different materials and garden features. The day will also look at plants suitable for a city garden and give you advice on putting together a simple planting plan.

Participants are encouraged to bring photographs and measurements of their own gardens so that specific design challenges can be addressed as part of the course discussions.

For more details on booking please call 01223 336265

Feedback from Dawn's design courses:

"Dawn is very engaging, has great ideas and made it seem so much simpler than I had built it up to be. I now feel much more confident that I can have a go at a design for my garden that is currently just a patch of grass." J Roberts

"The course was incredibly inspiring and I am planning on following it up with an evening course to improve my knowledge." L Gormer

"Thank you for organising a great course. You have given me lots of ideas to play around with, can't wait to start pulling up unwanted bushes and digging new borders." O Irvine

"Thanks so much for the course. It was so enjoyable and helpful. I am so excited about my garden again." F Hirst Boyle