Jimi Blake

Planting Design from Hunting Brook Gardens (Late Summer & Autumn)

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Course Description

Jimi Blake, plant collector and gardener from Hunting Brook Gardens, teaches you how to take your garden from late summer into autumn with salvias, dahlias, using colour, how to use leaves and foliage for garden drama and how to be creative in planning your garden.

He'll show you his recommended dahlias and salvias, and how to think creatively about combining plants, colours and textures together.

You'll go on a tour of Hunting Brook Gardens as Jimi explains how he extends summer into late autumn through planting design and plant maintenance.

You'll learn how to use leaves and foliage to create interest in the garden, how to combine leaves with flowers and how to make the most of even the smallest garden spaces (including container gardening).

Finally you'll join Jimi as he lets you into his garden planning secrets - from reviewing your garden throughout the year to propagation planning and overwintering hardy and tender plants.

By the end of the course you'll have learnt:

  • what to look from when choosing dahlias and salvias
  • how to combine flowers with leaves
  • how to analysis your planting designs and improve them
  • how to keep borders looking fresh into autumn
  • how to plan your garden and planting designs for next year

Course outline

  • Using Dahlias and Salvias in the garden for late colour

    Jimi will teach you how to choose dahlias and salvias and how to combine them together in rich and creative ways. He’ll encourage you to step out of your comfort zone with your plant choices!

  • Using colour to bridge the gap from summer into autumn

    Jimi will take you on a tour of Hunting Brook Gardens to look at how he extends summer colours into autumn through planting design in different areas of the garden.

  • Using leaves and dramatic foliage

    Jimi will teach you how to use leaves and foliage in your garden including container gardening. You’ll look at how to use leaves to extend the seasons and combine foliage with flowers.

  • How to be brave and creative when planning your garden for next year

    Jimi will teach you how to be creative in your garden plans, and what to think about when you’re planning your garden designs for the year ahead.

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    Practice what you learn with inspiring assignments

    Practice what you learn with inspiring assignments
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    Get assignment feedback from expert tutors

    Get assignment feedback from expert tutors
  • Share ideas

    Collaborate and chat directly to classmates

    Collaborate and chat directly to classmates

Meet Jimi Blake

Jimi Blake - Gardening
Jimi Blake is a passionate plant collector and adventurous garden designer.

He created and runs Hunting Brook Gardens in Ireland.

Jimi studied at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland before becoming Head Gardener at Airfield at 21. He was tasked with restoring a Victorian garden to its former glory.

In 2001 Jimi started to create his own garden on a 20 acre estate in Wicklow, Ireland - Hunting Brook Gardens, and by 2002 the gardens were open to the public.

Jimi is known for his love of plants and passion for colour and Hunting Brook Gardens is full of surprises for visitors from sand gardens to exotic planting.

Read about Jimi's love of plants in his new book 'A Beautiful Obsession' and look out for him on TV including as host of Ireland's Garden heroes.

Jimi is passionate about sharing his love of plants - so be prepared to explore adventurous and creative gardening in Jimi's planting design courses.

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    Join Jimi Blake as he teaches you how to use plant design for colourful gardens from spring to autumn. Taught from Jimi’s Hunting Brook Gardens.

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