Design Your Own Garden Evening Class

Garden design courses

Aims of the programme:

This 12 week evening course is for those who wish to concentrate on designing their own garden.  The tutor will take you through the design process step by step in relation to your own scheme and inspire ideas.

As a small group you will develop through discussion and by working on your design a sense of spatial awareness, which will help create the skills needed to realise your garden brief.

You will leave the course with the confidence needed to select appropriate hard landscaping materials, planting, ornamentation and furnishing.

Your tutor, a practicing garden designer, will ‘hold your hand’ through the process allowing you to benefit from their expert advice and knowledge.

  • General Course Information
    Validation

    Inchbald

    Length

    1 evening per week for 12 weeks

    Dates

    TBC

    Days

    Thursday evenings

    Times

    6-8pm

    Study Type

    Part Time / On Campus

    Student / Tutor Ratio

    6:1

    Location

    32 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PB

    Course Director

    Andrew Duff

    Course Administrator

    Sharon Booth

  • Subject Overview

    Objectives

    Objectives

    • To take you through the design process step by step in relation to your own scheme and inspire ideas.
    • To develop through discussion and by working on your design a sense of spatial awareness, which will help create the skills needed to realise your garden brief.
    • To provide the skills needed to select appropriate hard landscaping materials, planting, ornamentation and furnishing.
  • Course Content

    Creating your brief

     

    Discussing your requirements, likes and dislikes to produce a visual brief, which we can work with throughout the design process to produce a usable garden design.

     

    Taking a survey

     

    Having established your brief you need to learn the skills necessary to complete an accurate survey, which can then be translated into a workable scale drawing.  Students would be expected to carry out a survey and gather photographs of their chosen site as homework and present to the group.

     

    Site analysis and appraisal

     

    Once the survey is complete, we can together start to think about what you would like to keep and or remove from the existing site.  We need to discuss the garden’s good and bad attributes and produce a site analysis and appraisal drawing based upon your survey drawing.

     

    Design process

     

    Armed with your brief, survey and site analysis we can now start to work through the design process.  Basic design principles are investigated together with the various ways to start a design.  Sources of design inspiration are explored to produce an original garden.

     

    Basic drawing and presentation skills

     

    Throughout the course basic drawing and presentation skills will be developed to enable you to communicate visually.  Your aim is to produce a workable master plan that will convey your design thoughts to a contractor.

     

    Hard and soft landscape selection

     

    As we begin to finalise your design you will start to look at what hard landscaping would be appropriate to your design and where they can be sourced.  Plant selection will be introduced to form plant associations, which enhance your garden.

  • Entry Requirements

    No formal qualifications are required for entry on to the Inchbald Design Your Own Garden course. All prospective students are expected to have an interest in art, design and gardening.

     

    All teaching and lectures are conducted in English and the following criteria may be required if English is not your first language: IELTS 5.5 (with no individual element below 5.0).

  • Tuition Fees

    £1,050 inc VAT

  • Teaching Methods

    Places are strictly limited to 6 students to ensure that students gain close working relationships with teaching staff.

     

    The Inchbald is staffed by working designers; who are recognised for their creative input and for their professional standards. Lecturers are drawn from relevant practices and academic institutions and senior designers are invited as guest lecturers.

     

    The course is taught using lecture, studio, group work and workshops.

     

    In order to fully benefit from this course, students should be prepared to do approximately four hours’ homework per week.

    Faculty

    Garden Design

    Work Experience

    Not applicable to this course

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