Centre for Continuing Education

Garden Design Course for Large and Small Spaces

Horticulture & Gardening. Open to everyone.

Learn Horticulture & Gardening the smart way with Horticulture & Gardening courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Nowhere to entertain or relax outdoors? Transform your barren balcony or cluttered courtyard into a stylish sanctuary.

Aims

Discover how to use space effectively and the concepts of good design. You’ll discover how to choose appropriate plants, containers and materials to achieve a professional result and how to maintain your plants, with the minimum of effort, by controlling common pests and diseases.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Analyse site conditions including climate, aspect, topography and soil.
  2. Identify how to modify existing conditions, if necessary.
  3. Draw up a plan to indicate the preferred position for plants.
  4. Select suitable plants and materials for various conditions.
  5. Locate plants to achieve a pleasing aesthetic outcome.
  6. Maintain plants successfully using organic methods of pest and disease control.

Content

This Gardening course covers the following topics:

  • Define the function of the courtyard/balcony area – analyse individual needs/wants
  • Assess the site – climate, topography, aspect and soil of the courtyard
  • Draw up a plan to scale – procedure, equipment, etc.
  • Select plant material for specific conditions – sun/shade, wet/dry, etc.
  • Principles of good design – unity, simplicity, variety, movement, line, etc.
  • The use of colour in small spaces
  • Making a small garden seem larger – concealing, perspective, etc.
  • Establish a theme in the courtyard/balcony – formal, Mediterranean, tropical, native, etc.
  • Container gardening – suitable containers, potting mix, mulch, etc.
  • Maintenance of plant material – watering, fertilising, pruning, etc.
  • Pest and disease control
  • Transforming problem areas
  • Review

Intended Audience

This course is suitable for anyone interested in designing their outdoor living area to achieve a professional result, by implementing the principles of good design using both suitable plants and materials.

Materials

Comprehensive course notes are provided in class.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • Totally happy. This course met the program criteria outlined and my expectations when I enrolled. Have gained some very valuable info which I can implement in my job and my lifestyle.

  • The presenter was excellent. The content of the course was packed full of very, very useful information. The teaching style was also excellent – and the amazing level of knowledge was inspiring.

  • The presenter is an expert in the field of garden design who also has a gift for teaching. The class exceeded my expectations. Informative, flexible and relevant.

  • This was an excellent class, well prepared, excellent tutor. Highly recommend.

$166 Limited inc GST
Garden Design Course for Large and Small Spaces

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Horticulture & Gardening”}</p><p>Nowhere to entertain or relax outdoors? Transform your barren balcony or cluttered courtyard into a stylish sanctuary.</p><p>{block

...
If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.