Try it out: garden design

Course Dates: 26/03/24
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
Get a taste of how you can improve your outside spaces. You will complete a short exercise and experience our design studio. This course links directs to ‘Roof terrace and balcony design and planting’, code VF345.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Try it out: garden design
  • Course Code: VF585
  • Dates: 26/03/24 - 26/03/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Taught: Tue, Evening
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Alison Worster

Course Code: VF585

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Tue, eve, 26 Mar - 26 Mar '24

Duration: 1 session

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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.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

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.

Alison Worster

Alison Worster has a BA Hons degree in graphic arts and Diploma in Garden Design. Alison’s first career was in commercial design and illustration, with many diverse clients ranging from Natural History Museum, National Trust to Paperchase, John Lewis, and exhibitions of her own artworks. After managing a design studio Alison’s love of drawing nature and plants, and the importance of her own garden, led her to retrain in garden design, allowing her to combine her experience of colour, texture and layout with living plants and outside spaces. Within months of graduating Alison gained a gold medal for the Ideal Home Show ‘Reclaiming London’ garden and won an RHS competition to exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show ‘Fresh Talent’. Alison now runs her own garden design business, and specialises in making the most of typical, small London spaces. Alison teaches both drawing and garden design and her main aim is to enthuse, demystify and inspire her students in either of her subjects.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.