While it may be possible to design a garden with only minimal planting, for most of us plants are the icing on the cake, or even the main event. Good planting can make or break a garden, or help elevate it to a different level. We will consider the principle considerations when it comes to designing with plants, the main types of plants, their characteristics and how to use them effectively.
This course is ideal for anyone who would like to get the most from the plants in their garden. You will learn how to see plants though fresh eyes, appreciate their different qualities and understand how to use them to create the effect you want.
£95 (limited to 12 places)
Monday 20 May 2024
The Coach House 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.