Garden design: container gardening

Course Dates: 18/05/22 - 01/06/22
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
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Planting in containers is a valuable addition to any outside space, no matter how large or small. Discover how to enhance your garden and experiment with design and planting for successful containers.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00

Course Code: VF100

Wed, day, 18 May - 01 Jun '22

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Learn how to create a container garden to suit your style and space. From seasonal colour to more permanent planters this course will help you select the suitable plants and containers to add another dimension to your outside space.

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?

- Types of containers for your style and requirements
- Selecting suitable plants for your site
- Composition and grouping
- Containers for seasonal and year-round interest
- Soil types, feeding and care.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Recognise suitable containers for different plants needs
- Design and plan on paper simple planting combinations
- List suitable plants for different planting conditions, sun/shade
- Recognise how to combine textures, colour and form
- Understand soil types and plant feeds.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners’ course and no previous experience is necessary. This course is for anyone with an interest in garden design.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This course will be delivered online, and will involve practical workshops, tutor presentation, informal class discussion and handouts. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. Learners will be expected to join and participate in activities posted on the shared Google Classroom.
You will be taught using Zoom for the live sessions with your tutor. You will receive an email 2.5hrs before your session starts with details of the live session link. Please be aware you will need to check your email address associated with your account within this window.
We use Google Classroom E-learning platform which will store all tasks, notes and resources. You will be sent an email with the necessary information and will need to login into your Google classroom before each sessions starts.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a computer or laptop. Ideally with a fully updated google Chrome browser.
Using headphones with microphones will block out all room noise in sessions.
If you are using a tablet or mobile device you will need a microphone, and optionally a camera.
You will require a good broadband connection as mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle will not provide sufficient Bandwidth for live sessions.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit offer a range of online Garden Design courses, including VF345 Design your own Garden and VF506 Design your own Garden in 2 weeks.

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.