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Garden Design and Landscaping

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  • I liked the explanations of the various concepts. Jazmyn D.
  • I am truly glad that I decided to enroll in this course as I have learned a lot of new information that I was not aware of before. Amber K.
  • I am excited to learn more about gardening and continue with more courses because it is an easy way to learn. Araceli N.

Course Overview

If you have a love of nature and design, the Garden Design and Landscaping is the creative course for you!

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8 Modules

87 Lessons

Knowledge Checks

Digital Workbook

Certificate

Tutor Support

Course Value $610

Course Description

A challenging but rewarding hobby, garden design and landscaping is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and create something beautiful. This course is full of practical knowledge of a professional standard, from site analysis to the various stages of design and implementation. The practical exercises throughout the course will help you to develop your ideas into an original and workable design.

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  • MODULE 1 • 2 LESSONS

    INTRODUCTION TO THE DESIGN PROCESS


    • Introduction to the Design Process
    • Stages in the Design Process

  • MODULE 2 • 21 LESSONS

    THE RESEARCH & PREPARATION STAGE


    • Research, Preparation and Appraisal
    • Garden Owner's Questionnaire
    • Making a Site Survey
    • Methods of Measurements
    • Rough Sketches
    • Practical Exercise: Drawing a Rough Sketch Plan
    • Testing the Soil
    • Recording Soil Samples
    • Preparing to Draw the Plan
    • Drawing to Scale
    • Practical Exercise: Practice Drawing to Scale
    • Choosing an Appropriate Scale
    • Practical Exercise: Drawing a Site Survey to Scale
    • Making a Site Inventory
    • Practical Exercise: Photographing the Garden
    • Observing the Setting
    • Recording Existing Conditions
    • Assessing the Soil
    • Legal Considerations
    • Practical Exercise: Drawing a Site Inventory
    • Practical Exercise: Drawing a Site Appraisal

  • MODULE 3 • 12 LESSONS

    THE EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN STAGE


    • Introduction to the Design Phase
    • Graphic Symbols
    • Practical Exercise: Drawing a Concept Diagram
    • Designing with Patterns and Shapes
    • Practical Exercise: Exploring Patterns and Designs
    • Creating Grids for Different Sites
    • Practical Exercise: Devising Grids for the Site
    • Theme Plans
    • Practical Exercise: Drawing an Experimental Theme Plans
    • Planning an Outdoor Space
    • Light
    • Scale and Proportion

  • MODULE 4 • 15 LESSONS

    THE PRELIMINARY GARDEN LAYOUT


    • Introduction to the Preliminary Garden Layout Plan
    • Horizontal Elements
    • Paved Areas and Terraces
    • Paths
    • Planting Areas
    • Choosing Materials
    • Surfacing
    • Loose Surfacing
    • Fluid Surfacing
    • Rigid Surfacing
    • Natural Surfacing
    • Maintenance and Alternatives
    • Edging
    • Vertical and Overhead Elements
    • Practical Exercise: Drawing the Preliminary Garden Layout Plan

  • MODULE 5 • 12 LESSONS

    THE FINAL GARDEN LAYOUT


    • The Vertical Plane
    • Vertical Features
    • Materials
    • Structural Planting
    • The Overhead Plane
    • Garden Accessories and Ornaments
    • Garden Furniture
    • Children’s Play Equipment
    • Lighting
    • Practical Considerations
    • The Final Garden Layout Plan
    • Practical Exercise: Drawing the Final Garden Layout Plan

  • MODULE 6 • 9 LESSONS

    INTRODUCTION TO THE PLANTING PLAN


    • Introduction to the Planting Plan
    • Principles of Planting Design
    • Shape, Form, and Texture
    • Colour
    • Seasonal Changes in Plant Compositions
    • Using Existing Plants
    • Plant Spacing
    • Planting Styles
    • Following the Theme

  • MODULE 7 • 8 LESSONS

    CREATING A PLANTING PLAN


    • Introduction to Creating a Planting Plan
    • The Stages of Planning Planting
    • Plant Categories
    • Plant Information Sheet
    • Core Plant List
    • Practical Exercise: Drawing the Planting Plan
    • Mood Boards
    • Practical Exercise: Making a Mood Board

  • MODULE 8 • 5 LESSONS

    IMPLEMENTING YOUR PLAN


    • Construction
    • Supplying the Plants
    • Maintenance and Future Development
    • Designing for a Friend
    • Keeping a Plant Notebook

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