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Greener Gardens Course

Event Detail

Start Date: September 16, 2024
End Date: September 16, 2024
Time: 10am-4pm
Adult £95

Creating Greener Gardens

– Full Day


There are many ways in which our gardens can be made more environmentally friendly, from reducing our reliance on hard materials and making room for more plants, to thinking in terms of ‘habitat’ and making simple adjustments to how we look after them.

This course will show you how to design a beautiful modern garden that also has sustainability at its heart. We will consider ways of minimising energy and carbon impact, maximising biodiversity, how to use plants effectively and materials efficiently, all while developing an attractive, connected and resilient space fit for a changing climate.

Tea/coffee/biscuits provided

£95 (limited to 4 places)

Monday 16 September 2024

Floral Studio (in The Walled Garden) at Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire, LN6 4RU

Meet the Designer

“While gardens are a personal space, I believe they are also part of the wider environment. Increasingly it is imperative that they contribute to tackling, not adding to, the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. Good design can create the beautiful places we want to spend time in, while also treading lightly and providing habitat for other creatures”. 

Based in Lincolnshire, and with a base also in Suffolk, Guy has been designing gardens and advising clients for more than 15 years throughout the East Midlands, and beyond, helping them create their own green havens, and everything from large country gardens to small town yards. Increasingly his focus is on consultancy and advice, and, through teaching, inspiring others to have a go at creating their green dreams.

Delivering gardens that are as sustainable as possible is a key focus, and exhibits at RHS Flower Shows have demonstrated his environmental commitment over many years – Hampton Court in 2010 (‘Human Nature’ – silver-gilt award), Hampton Court in 2009 (‘Coppice’ – silver award) and Tatton Park in 2006 (‘The Function Room’ – silver award) 

Guy has worked as a garden design lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, is an expert tutor with Learning with Experts and runs a range of his own courses. He has also worked as a project manager for the BBC series Garden Rescue and, when time allows, contributes articles to a range of magazines including The Garden and the Garden Design Journal.