cottage garden design

One of a series of 100 hour "short" courses from the Garden Design Academy suitable for garden designers, landscapers and enthusiasts. This is a fantastic course for anyone with an interest in cottage gardens or for landscapers and designers wishing to broaden their repertoire.

All aspects of cottage gardening are covered from the historical perspective through to plant selection and plans and students exercise their new found knowledge by designing their own cottage garden.

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction To Cottage Gardens
  2. History Of Cottage Gardens
  3. Design Techniques and Drawing Plans
  4. Plants For Cottage Gardens
  5. Planting Design In Cottage Gardens
  6. Landscape Features and Components
  7. Cottage Gardens Today
  8. Special Assignment - Design Of A Complete Garden.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the Academy, marked by the Academy's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments and if necessary, extra reading.

On successful completion of the course you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain the concept of a cottage garden.
  • Prepare concept plans for cottage gardens.
  • Prepare planting designs for cottage gardens.
  • Plan the incorporation of appropriate non-living landscape features in a cottage garden.
  • Prepare a detailed design for a cottage garden.

Working with Colin Elliott, an experienced professional horticulturist, landscaper and garden designer, these courses are your route to a successful furture in the industry of landscaping and garden design.

Cottage Garden Design - Course cost: £ 345

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