Garden Design Course

Prepare to be inspired with an introduction to garden and landscape design

Whether you are looking to get your hands dirty or are thinking of engaging a landscaping professional, the Garden Design course will give you the confidence to put your own creative stamp on your project and ensure your new garden reflects your home and lifestyle.

Suitable for all levels of garden knowledge and experience, you will learn the basics of garden design and how to apply them to your existing (or future) front yard, backyard or even courtyard space.

The course is presented by Lisa Passmore, a third generation Horticulturist, with a diploma of Horticulture and Landscape Design and also a TAFE lecturer.

Course structure: The Garden Design course is presented as a four week evening course, held over four consecutive Thursday evenings (6pm – 8.30pm).

Course Details

Duration Four Weeks
Time 6pm to 8.30pm
Location Home Base
Cost $350 single | $600 double | $850 triple
Payment Options Visa | Mastercard | Afterpay

Course Structure

Week One 

  • Factors impacting garden design
  • Design principles
  • Rules of design
  • Developing space
  • The garden brief and site analysis

Week Two

  • Design process
  • Colour in the garden
  • Line and form
  • Order, unity and rhythm
  • Plant basics
  • Garden themes and styles

Week Three 

  • Developing the planting plan
  • Waterwise plant selection and hydrozones
  • Plants for tricky spots
  • Growing your own vegetables
  • Improving soil
  • Waterwise irrigation

Week Four

  • Landscape design technology
  • Hard landscaping materials – floors and walls
  • Vertical gardens
  • Soft landscaping materials
  • Costing your landscape
  • What next?

Course feedback

"Excellent / inspirational presenter. The course content was great. Thank you!"

"Really great. Enjoyed each week - full of advice and tips. The best part was the information on soil types - maybe now my plants will have a chance! Thanks."

"Great presenter with wealth of current industry knowledge! Would highly recommend this course."

"Great course and presenter. Very happy with the courses I have undertaken at Home Base."

"Lisa is great! Lots of good resources for reticulation ideas and soil assessment. I especially liked the pictures, videos and book ideas included."

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