Planting plans for your spring garden

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot

Who is this course for?

Do you have a small area in your garden that needs some special attention? Come along and find out how to create a planting plan on paper for one specific area of your garden.

This course is suitible fo all levels.

Course content

On this course you will:

1. Choose plants for a specific area of your garden.

2. Work out how many plants you will need.

3. Decide on the position of each plant.

4. Sketch a rough plan plotting in the plant types, quantities and planting positions for your specific area of your garden.

Support and feedback

You will recieve support and encouragement from the tutor during this course.

Additional costs and requirements

Please bring:

1. A photograph or rough outline sketch of your small specific area of garden.

2. The measurements of this section of garden that you have chosen to focus on.

3. Graph paper, pencil, rubber and a ruler.

You will also need to find out if this specific area of your garden is North, South, West, or East facing.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Not necessary.

About the tutor

With Deborah as your tutor, expect enthusiasm and passion for the subjects’ taught, in a calming, inclusive, fun and inspiring environment. You will have time to enjoy the creative process, learn new skills, improve your mental and physical wellbeing and gain motivation to progress and achieve your personal best.

Deborah graduated from Saint Martin’s School of Art with a BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design and also achieved an MA Degree in Graphic Design, at Central Saint Martin’s. She has gained many unique experiences, collaborating with other artists and designers.

Deborah is from the West Country, where she runs her own Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture business. She is a practising artist, designer and gallery owner. She has exhibited and sold art work in the South West of England, Scotland and London.

She has recently won a Gold Award for Garden Design and has created Art and Design work for the BBC and MTV. She has also worked at the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Deborah has been interviewed on BBC Radio about her creative approach to teaching courses, where she passionately promotes the creative use and benefits of sustainable materials, especially plants. Her Sketch, Sculpt and Plant Walks are multi-sensory and interactive in the natural environment. Her work transcends the boundaries of genre and media: it’s thought-provoking work about the pressing concerns of the day and is often refreshingly humorous.

Deborah has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, from the University of London, Institute of Education, specialising in Art and Design. She is a qualified teacher of Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture. She has taught learners of all ages and abilities, for many years. She has been a Head of Art and Design. She teaches across Primary, Secondary, Alternative Provision, and Adult and Community education.

Start date18 Feb 2020
End date18 Feb 2020
Start time13:00
End time15:00
Concessions not available