Designing Gardens SGH1

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For many of us gardens are the only way we manage to stay in touch with nature. But not everyone has the know-how to make the most of their outdoor space. It can seem a little overwhelming when there is so much choice in terms of garden materials, components and plants. Study this course to gain insight into principles of design and find out how to make informed choices when it comes to the garden.  

 

Course Lessons

There are Seventeen Lessons for this Course:

Lesson 1 INTRODUCTION TO GARDEN DESIGN

  • Do it in Stages
  • The Planning Process
  • Earthworks
  • Design Process
  • How to Design a Garden Room
  • Garden Room Components – What to Put in Your Garden Room
  • Designing a Garden for a New House


Lesson 2 APPROPRIATENESS OF GARDEN DESIGN

  • Techniques for Keeping in Scale
  • Importance of Space
  • Garden Features for Small Gardens


Lesson 3 CREATING AN IMPACT

  • Borrow from your neighbours Landscape to make your Garden seem Larger
  • Bringing the Outside In
  • Bringing the Garden Inside


Lesson 4 DESIGNING TO A BUDGET

  • Working Out Your Budget
  • Maintenance Costs
  • The Plant Budget
  • Selecting and Maintaining Your Tools


Lesson 5 CHOOSING PLANTS

  • What Plant Variety
  • Choosing Which Plant? 


Lesson 6 USING THE GARDEN

  • Outdoor living
  • Garden Furniture
  • Barbeques
  • Children Playing
  • Make Gardens More User Friendly


Lesson 7 WHERE THE GARDEN MEETS THE HOUSE

  • What to Do
  • Practical Concerns
  • Other Ways of Joining the Garden to the House


Lesson 8 MAKING THE WINTER GARDEN MORE COMFORTABLE

  • Solutions for Slippery Surfaces

Lesson 9 GARDENS FOR CHILDREN

  • Play Equipment for Different Ages
  • Child proofing a Garden
  • Play Equipment

Lesson 10 THE SECURE HOME AND GARDEN

  • Planting
  • Fencing
  • Alarms
  • Security Screens, Doors, patrols, etc
  • What type of Property is Vulnerable

Lesson 11 LIGHTING A GARDENG

  • Why Light
  • Types of Lights
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Aesthetics, Costs, etc

Lesson 12  DEALING WITH SHADE

  • Trees to Create Shade
  • Entertaining in a Shaded Garden

Lesson 13 GARDEN ART

  • Choosing Garden Ornamentation
  • Garden Sculpture
  • Other Ornamentation

Lesson 14 POTS & PLANTERS

  • Looking for Colourful Planters
  • Using Colourful Pots

Lesson 15 COLOUR IN THE GARDEN

  • Colours and Garden Styles
  • Tips for Using Colour
  • Seasonal Colour
  • Tips for Year Round Colour
  • How to Brighten a Winter Garden

Lesson 16 APPLICATIONS FOR COLOUR

  • Ten Ways to Use Colour
  • Colour Themes

Lesson 17 GARDEN FURNITURE

  • Furnishing the Garden
  • What Furniture does your Garden Need?
  • Where to put Garden Furniture
  • What to look for in Garden Furniture
  • Barbeques
  • Washing Lines
  • Hammocks
  • Umbrellas
  • Poolside Furniture
  • Colours
  • Final Assessment

How does the course work?

•    You can enrol any time of day or night
•    Start studying immediately or later (as you wish)
•    Configure your study sessions at any length and frequency you wish
•    Work through at your own pace- there are no deadlines for this course
•    Complete the course in as little as 20 hours
•    Help desk -email anytime- emails answered every workday [email protected]
•    Automated self assessment tests pop up at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and each time, upon completion, you can see your results
•    At the end of the whole course, you are presented with a major automated examination which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime
•    If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam, you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it.

What will you gain from this course?

  • You will gain insight into principles of design;
  • You will find out how to make informed choices when it comes to the garden;
  • You will learn to choose the right plant and work on your budget;
  • You will learn how to best use colours to brighten different types of gardens;
  • You will learn how to use more efficiently outdoor furniture;
  • You will know how to deal with direct light and shade;
  • You will learn how to create a child-safe garden and more.
   

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