What can students expect?
Expect a supportive atmosphere where your ideas will be encouraged; you will not be expected to know Latin plant names.
You will be introduced to a range of plants and design ideas suitable for creating attractive areas of naturalistic planting.
Using plants that coexist happily together you can create a relatively low maintenance area that will be big on impact and attract large numbers of beneficial insects.
A pen and paper for note taking. Additional notes are often sent via email so it is helpful if learners have an email address although this is not essential.
Previous experience required?
No. Experienced plants people should note that the plants discussed are not necessarily rare or exotic.
Are there any extra costs?
Work set between sessions?
What should students bring?
A packed lunch.
Presentation by the tutor: slides will be shown to illustrate certain plants or design ideas.
Learners will learn through discussions with the tutor and other students, and will be shown a variety of plants to handle.
Learners will be encouraged to share their experiences of their gardens.