Planning Layout & Construction of Ornamental Gardens Online Course
From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks
This is a great course for landscape consultants, garden designers, horticultural advisors, project managers, or anyone else who works with landscapes and needs to improve their ability to survey, evaluate and plan development work on a site.
Every site has a unique set of micro climatic and soil conditions. Other factors such as the site’s exposure to traffic, pests and disease, will also be unique. All of these things are relatively uncontrollable; although the way the landscape is designed will impact on these characteristics as well.
- Explain how to conduct a site appraisal and interpret the results.
- Conduct risk assessments associated with planning layout and construction of ornamental gardens
- Produce and interpret site plans and specifications using basic survey measurements.
- Explain how site characteristics may influence choice of garden design style.
- Evaluate and explain the contribution made by hard landscape features to design and function
- Describe the practical procedures for setting out a site to scale plans and drawings.
- Describe and explain the reasons for correct soil moving and storage during construction works.
- Explain the factors which determine the design and specification of land drainage systems and describe procedures for setting out and installing land drainage.
- Explain requirements for a range of ground preparation techniques for different landscape features.
- Specify a range of materials and outline procedures for construction of paths and patios.
- Specify a range of materials and outline procedures for construction of Steps, Ramps, Dwarf Walls and Fences
Your TutorBarbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)
Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design.