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Design your own Garden

Wednesday 27 February 2019
19:00 - 21:00
22 Hours / 11 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).

£132  Course symbols:CL

Course description

Are you considering a career in gaden design or a keen amateur gardener who would like to learn about effective planting schemes or wish to re-design your garden?  You will learn about the principles of garden design, measuring the site and analysing the existing garden, working to a client brief, drawing a plan and layout of the garden, an overview of garden styles, designing with plants, hard landscaping in the garden, small garden design projects and small planting design projects.

Entry requirements

A keen interest in this field either for work, a change of career or for personal gain.

What you will learn

Students will learn about the principles of garden design, measuring the site and analysing the existing garden, working to a client brief, drawing a plan and layout of the garden, an overview of garden styles, designing with plants, hard landscaping in the garden, small garden design projects and small planting design projects.

How you will learn on this course

Students will have the opportunity to learn about scale drawing of gardens, identifying the right plants for the right places. Students will also able to identify and use the right materials to create a cohesive  garden to satisfy client’s requirements.  Individual and group projects, workshops, research, presentations and assessments will be key teaching and learning activities for this course.

How you will be assessed on this course

 

 

There will be interactive teaching and learning activities shared with students by the tutor including demonstrations, use of technology, Word Clouds, glossary of terms, quizzes, reflective diaries, observation, discussions, direct questioning, self-assessment, working in pairs or groups, working together to develop and challenge what you have learnt, finding out what you can do well and what you could do to improve.

 

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

None.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Student will require to allow times to research, completing assigned tasks and put into practice skills learnt.

What you need for your course

Pen and note pad

What you need to bring to the first class

Pen and note pad.

What you can do next

RHS courses within the College and at Hall Place.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking