Learn to Design Gardens
-small or large; home gardens, commercial landscapes or parks.
Designing your own garden can be one of the most creative things that you ever do – producing a living sculpture that gives you years of enjoyment. The secret to good garden design is a plan and having the skills and knowledge to put your plan into fruition. Although this short course in Designing Gardens is a 20 hour self paced course, the breadth of material that is covered is great.
Work through the course at your own pace. Do as many or as few of the activities as you need to.
There are seventeen lessons in this course from a basic introduction to garden design, to following a budget, plant selection, making the garden meet the house, different designs and using different features to complete your design.
As you progress through each lesson you will be provided with a range of ways you can expand your learning. By choosing which tasks you do and don't undertake you can expand in areas that interest you most, and skip areas of less interest.
You won't miss anything important that you need to know about garden design as long as you read the notes that are presented alongside these "learn more" suggestions.
At the end of each lesson, you will be given a short interactive test to undertake, which will provide an indication of how your learning is progressing. Upon completing the very last lesson, you will be offered a more thorough automated test or examination. This final assessment can be undertaken at any time of day or night; and any day of the week; and if you achieve an overall pass; you will be able to obtain a "certificate of completion", which will have your name on it.
What the Course Covers
Seventeen lessons in this course cover:
LESSON 1 INTRODUCTION TO GARDEN DESIGN
LESSON 2 APPROPRIATENESS OF GARDEN DESIGN
LESSON 3 CREATING AN IMPACT
LESSON 4 DESIGNING TO A BUDGET
LESSON 5 CHOOSING PLANTS
LESSON 6 USING THE GARDEN
LESSON 7 WHERE THE GARDEN MEETS THE HOUSE
LESSON 8 MAKING THE WINTER GARDEN MORE COMFORTABLE
LESSON 9 GARDENS FOR CHILDREN
LESSON 10 THE SECURE HOME AND GARDEN
LESSON 11 LIGHTING A GARDEN
LESSON 12 DEALING WITH SHADE
LESSON 13 GARDEN ART
LESSON 14 POTS & PLANTERS
LESSON 15 COLOUR IN THE GARDEN
LESSON 16 APPLICATIONS FOR COLOUR
LESSON 17 GARDEN FURNITURE
- 20+hour, self paced course;
- Fully online
- Optional, very practical set tasks throughout
- Automated self assessment tests
- Certificate of Completion on achieving a 60% pass rate on a final assessment
An ideal learning experience for anyone seeking to improve their understanding of landscaping.