Designing with Plants
This talk looks at the ways to achieve your dream garden using plant colour, texture, shape and garden style and covers using plants to:
- Create a specific ‘look and feel’
- Suit your specific garden situation
- Solve specific problems such as being overlooked
- Fulfill different practical roles in the garden
- Provide structure and year round, seasonal interest
The talk begins with a review of different garden styles, covering formal and informal styles, a modern contemporary look and feel or a ‘themed garden’ for example being ‘wildlife friendly’.
It then consider the ways to select the ‘right plants’ for your garden based on an evaluation of soil type, amounts of light and shade, choosing plants to help solve specific problems such as an overlooked space, your personal preferences including colours and the attributes of the individual plants.
The theory of the principles of planting are then reviewed which looks at how to create traditional borders, island beds and year round seasonal interest.
To help inspire a redesign of a garden or specific area using plants, the talk finishes with a photographic case study of a planting design for a customer in Wiltshire. This talk is about 50 minutes long plus time for questions and discussion.
“Once again thank you very much for giving us an excellent talk last night on ‘How to design with Plants’. It is always a positive sign when we have a good speaker meaning that members don’t want to go home ……….
giving us plenty of help clearing up !!
(Hardington Mandeville Gardening Club, Somerset)
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