An Introduction To Garden DesignMy Online School
£ 480 - ($ 12,467)
- Short course
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Garden Layout Plan
Each lesson starts with a video from your expert tutor, which you can watch whenever you like. When you’re ready, you can practice what you’ve learned with an assignment which unlocks the next lesson.
1. 1 Lesson 1 ~30 mins 2 hours
An introduction and briefing on the garden design process I'm going to take you through, to enable you to bring your ideas to fruition in both a practical and creatively rewarding way. In this lesson we are going to look at the equipment and basic drawing skills that you will need if you are going to draw your garden design on paper. Your final layout plan needs to be neat, clear nd well organised so that it can be used as a working document, either by you or a contractor.
2. 2 Lesson 2 ~30 mins 2 hours
In the first lesson I explained that garden design is all about creating geometric patterns on a grid, so in this lesson I am going to take you through the process of choosing and using a grid that relates to a particular house and site. The patterns that you have worked on so far have been developed for an isolated abstract space. Gardens however are rarely isolated – they are usually connected to a house or other building which they should relate to and be developed from.
3. 3 Lesson 3 ~30 mins 2 hours
In the last lesson we looked at creating geometric patterns on a grid and how these shapes then become the basis for the garden layout plan. In order to ensure that your finished garden design is really successful, there are a few principles or rules that you need to think about when designing any garden or outdoor space. All good design is built around these basic principles and you need to try and consider them as you develop your design.
4. 4 Lesson 4 ~30 mins 2 hours
In the last lesson we went through the stages that are involved in developing a preliminary garden layout plan when you have to make decisions about where the patio, paths, lawn, water and other structures are to be sited and how much space they will take up. To develop your plan further you now have to be more specific so for each of the elements you need to decide on the type of material that is going to be used and refine all the dimensions.
5. 5 Lesson 5 ~30 mins 2 hours
Before you can produce an accurate layout plan showing your design for a real garden, you will need to carry out a full assessment of the site and produce an accurate scale drawing of the existing site, called a site survey.
6. 6 Lesson 6 ~30 mins 2 hours
In this lesson we are going to consider how water, steps and structures such as a pergola or overhead beams can add interest and atmosphere to your garden design.
7. 7 Lesson 7 ~30 mins 2 hours
In this lesson we consider the importance of boundaries and how the design and materials that you select should fit in with both the location and the design and theme of the garden.
8. 8 Lesson 8 ~30 mins 2 hours
In this last lesson we look at the extra items such as furniture pots and sculptures that you can use to furnish and enhance the layout of the garden. You will also learn how to to finalise your garden plan so that it clearly expresses and communicates your ideas to you, your family and the contractor.
it’s up to you Want to do this when the kids have gone to sleep? That’s fine. Or prefer to do it all in one weekend, that’s fine too. As soon as you’ve started your course you will have access to your first lesson. Each lesson has one video and an optional assignment. As soon as you’ve submitted your first assignment that unlocks the next video. But don’t worry if life gets in the way, and you don’t get a chance to finish your assignment, we’ll always release your next video after a week so you can still get access to the expert advice. Each video of around 30 minutes long and assignments tend to take about 1-2 hours