Garden Design Diploma
Collection of 12 courses
Perennial and grasses expert Michael King teaches you how to grow and design a perennial meadow garden.
Michael wrote The Perennial Garden book and co-wrote Gardening with Grasses with garden designer Piet Oudolf.
Perennial meadows can be adapted to any scale from a single garden border, to the replacement of lawns and can be used in wide parkland landscapes. Perennial meadows are inspired by open countryside, fields, meadows and prairies. Michael will also cover the New Perennial Planting design movement, which brings naturalistic planting within the scope of the private garden.
You'll learn Michael's perennial meadow planting design system, which combines planting to fit a range of different settings, and includes bold planting mixtures combining key theme plants with complementary plants. You'll also learn about the ideas underpinning naturalistic plant associations.
Michael will explain the characteristics of effective plants and the role played by complimentary plants to be able to start creating perennial meadow planting schemes of your own. As you learn you'll be selecting plants, planning site design and calculating how many plants are needed, and how to planting and maintaining new schemes.
Absolutely fantastic! With just four sessions i learned so much! Expert comments were helpful and personalized. I especially appreciate learning about new plants and of course the cutting-edge way to design a bed of perennials! - LT
Every student is different but in general we think the whole course will take around 13 hours 55 minutes to complete including:
You don't need ay special equipment, but you will be making lists of plants and sketches of garden designs. This course is suitable for all levels of gardeners from beginners to professional gardeners who want to learn more about the specialist horticulture and garden design skills to create a perennial meadow.
Just add the course to your basket above - choose the 'Expert' option for personal feedback from Michael on your planting design project and plant choices.
If you know someone who'd love this course then give it as a gift - just tick "This is a gift" at the checkout.
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Collection of 12 courses
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The Garden Design Diploma include a collection of garden design courses - taught by expert garden designers.Learn more