Designing With Plants

4-Day Teaching Course

Location - Holehird Gardens, Patterdale Road, Windermere, LA23 1NP 

Led by tutors Louise Stoddart and Shelagh Todd, both experienced horticulturists who teach at The NRT School of Horticulture and Garden Design based at Lowther Castle & Gardens in North Cumbria. They are very familiar with the wonderful gardens at Holehird as they have both taught a wide variety of courses at Holehird over the last 30 years. 

Course Description- It’s all too easy to have a garden full of wonderful plants that feels more like a restless collection than a well thought out design. Discover how to create a garden with a sense of year-round unity and well-being. Learn to select plants for their visual, aesthetic, and structural properties, how to assess your site conditions and the process of creating a planting plan on paper.   

Course Content will include Plant Knowledge and Identification, Plant Form, Habit, Colour & Texture, The Role of Plants in the Planting Scheme, Seasonal Colour and Excitement, Considering Plant Selection and using the mantra of “the right plant for the right place”, Drawing up Planting Plans and Exploring & Discussing Different Plants and Themed Borders in the glorious gardens at Holehird.        

Autumn/Winter Course Dates (4-days 10.30am - 4.00pm) Cost £200

Thursday 8th September, Thursday 13th October, Thursday 17 November and Thursday 8th December 2022  

Spring/Summer Course Dates (4-days 10.30 - 4.00pm) Cost £200

Thursday 27th April, Thursday 25th May, Thursday 22nd June and Thursday 20th July 2023

Tea/coffee/biscuits provided – please bring your own lunch.

Wear suitable outdoor clothing and stout shoes. You may wish to bring a notepad, pen and camera.

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