What is the course about?
This short taster course will introduce you to the process of garden design and show you how to assess an outside space. You will learn how to create a functional bubble plan to organise an area in an effective and attractive layout.
What will we cover?
- How to create a site analysis
- The importance of a function plan, and how to draw a bubble layout.
- Progression courses from this taster course.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand of what to look for when assessing a site
- Draw a simple layout on a plan provided
- Identify which course at City lit would be suitable for further study.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a taster course suitable for complete beginners.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will be a combination of lecture, informal group discussions and a practical exercise taught in the classroom.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no additional costs. Please bring a note/sketch book and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can develop your work further on VF428 Garden design for beginners, VF466 Introduction to design your own garden, VF345 Roof terrace and balcony design and planting, VF485 Start plants and planting design for your garden or any of our beginner garden design courses.
City Lit offer a range of courses in Patio Design and Planting, Planting Design, Botanical Drawing and an array of other visual arts courses to enhance your creative and professional skills.