Get Ready for Summer 1&2: An Introduction to Designing your Own Garden In Part 1, Juliet will explain how to design your garden to get the most out of your space. In Part 2, Juliet will explain how to design the planting for your garden to achieve colour, interest and atmosphere. PLEASE BOOK ON PAGE FOR PART 1: 25th March
Get Ready for Summer 2: An Introduction to Designing your Own Planting
(PLEASE BOOK ON PAGE for 25th March for Part 1)
In Part 1, Juliet will explain how to design your garden to get the most out of your space.
In Part 2, Juliet will explain how to design the planting for your garden to achieve colour, interest and atmosphere.
You will learn how to choose and combine plants for your soil conditions & the best effect in your garden.
You can decide on the style of planting that suits your garden and the types of plants that you want to grow.
We will discuss the pro’s and con’s of different plants, what to look for when you are buying plants and how to source good plants locally.
With illustrated talks & drawing exercises, by the end of the day, you will have completed some planting schemes and have the skills to continue designing at home.
Subjects covered in Part 2:
The planting design process
Requirements for healthy plants
Analysing your soil and site
How to combine plants
Drawing a planting plan
Who is the course for?
Beginners and garden enthusiasts are welcome.
This course for anyone who wants to re-design their own garden space; choose hard landscaping materials and then develop a basic planting scheme.
By the end of the day you will:
Have tested your own soil
Analysed the growing conditions in your garden
Be able to choose the correct plants for your site
Started a planting scheme to achieve your chosen style
South Downs Nurseries Venue:
South Downs Nurseries are a short walk from Hassocks railway station. It is the largest of the Tates garden centres, where you can see one of the widest varieties of plants in Sussex.
The Heritage Centre hosts local artisan food and gift suppliers, as well as
The Barn Coffee Shop and Restaurant offering a varied menu with a focus on creating fresh produce, cooked to order.
We will be an informal group. Juliet teaches in an accessible, workshop style with illustrated ‘info-bites’ and relevant exercises for you to think about your own garden.
As well as being an award-winning garden designer, Juliet has been teaching gardening to professionals and enthusiasts for over 15 years.
Free soil testing
A Tates discount voucher to use to buy plants in the garden centre
Early Bird Two Day Ticket £150 (The first 8 tickets sold)
Standard Two Day Ticket £170
Date and Time:
Weds 1st April
10.30am – 3.30pm
Bring a small sample of your garden soil
NOTE: This is a two-day course. You will also need to attend Part 1 on Weds 25th March.