The School of Garden Design Studio, Hillcrest
Random Harvest Nursery, Muldersdrift
Essential Steps to Designing & Planting your Garden
08h30 – 16h00
Essential Steps to Maintaining your Garden
08h30 – 13h00
Essential Steps to Drawing a Plan and Sketching your Ideas
08h30 – 16h00
Essential Steps to Growing your own Vegetables
08h30 – 13h00
Essential Steps to Designing & Planting your Garden:
Sat, 26 January; Sat, 9 February; Sat, 8 June; Sat 24 August;
Sat, 9 November
Sat, 19 January; Sat, 16 February; Sat, 17 August; Sat, 19 October
Essential Steps to Maintaining your Garden:
Fri, 10 May; Sat, 31 August
Sat, 18 May; Sat, 14 September
Essential Steps to Drawing a Plan and Sketching your Ideas:
Sat, 13 July – or earlier on demand
Sat, 16 November – or earlier on demand
Essential Steps to Growing Vegetables:
Sat, 2 March; Sat, 26 October
Sat, 9 March
We asked, you spoke, we listened! With numbers on our weekend courses dwindling, we needed to know why. Without exception, a lack of time was cited as the key obstacle.
And so, to make things easier for our garden enthusiasts, we have pleasure in launching our Essential Steps to Gardening range - a mix of morning and full-day workshops covering key elements of designing and planting your garden. You can now mix and match the various aspects of gardening that interest you and the course content remains comprehensive.
Who Benefits From This Course
These short, comprehensive workshops will benefit anyone wanting to learn more about designing a garden to improve their own living space and increase the resale value of their home, or anyone simply wanting to gain inspiration or fine-tune their landscaping skills. The drawing skills workshop is essential if you would like an accurate plan for your garden, and I would suggest that even garden maintenance companies are armed with this invaluable knowledge.
These workshops are ideal for those who are either unable to attend our Premier Garden Design & Maintenance Course or who are not comfortable studying via distance learning.
The student will feel both comfortable and confident with all aspects of garden design, garden maintenance and plan drawing.
Designing your garden -
A visually stimulating introduction to the Practical and Creative and elements of garden design. You are guaranteed to leave with new ideas and a clear perspective on how to tackle any project.
Planting your garden -
In this workshop we revisit some of the design concepts and then move on to explore the many aspects that will assist you to create meaningful plant selections for every inch of your garden, to delight the senses.
Caring for your garden -
We discuss the four essential elements of caring for your garden and, at the same time, creating a sustainable environment. We learn how to make compost, mulch, understand fertilisers, lawncare and pruning.
Drawing a Plan & Sketching your Design Ideas -
This workshop is for the person who is serious about designing their garden accurately and for those already in the gardening industry who needs to fine-tune their skills. The course content covers various drawing scales, accurate placement of the home and its permanent features, experimenting with formal and informal design and professional plan presentation. We then move on to experiment with a variety of methods to sketch your ideas and bring them to life.
Growing your vegetables -
Much has already been written on this subject, but in this workshop you will brainstorm the size, design and content of your vegetable garden with loads of tips on using natural and eco-friendly principles.
These courses are also offered in a convenient online format.
Do I Need Previous Experience?
Not at all, just come along and enjoy yourself.
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On application, you will be requested to pay a 20% non-refundable deposit.
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