Try it out: garden design

Course Dates: 30/04/23
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: Online
Get a taste of how you can improve your outside spaces. In this online workshop you will learn how to assess an outside space and complete a short exercise in garden design planning. A great preparation for our range of beginners garden design courses.
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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00

Course Code: VF477

Sun, day, 30 Apr - 30 Apr '23

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 analyse 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?

This course will involve tutor presentation, class discussion, handouts and a practical exercise.
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 several sheets of A4 graph paper, [printable graph paper will be provided], tracing paper or greaseproof paper, masking tape, a notebook, pencil, eraser.
As you will be taught using Zoom for the live sessions with your tutor. Please be aware you will need to check your email address associated with your account within this window. You will receive an email 2.5hrs before your session starts with details of the live session link.

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

City Lit offer a range of Garden Design courses, including Design your own garden, Design tips for a Mediterranean Garden, Start Planting Design for your Roof Terrace, Introduction to Designing your own Garden and Design your own Garden Intensive.

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.