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Introduction to Landscape Design: Getting the basics

Introduction to Landscape Design: Getting the basics

Date: Two-day workshops on either: Thursdays 18 and 25 March, 2021 or Thursdays 16 & 23 September 2021

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: The Goodman Building, Adelaide Botanic Garden. Entrance via Hackney Road.

Tickets: $360 per person (includes GST). Please note that online bookings incur a booking fee. Payment can also be made by cash, credit card or EFTPOS by calling 08 8222 9311.

March workshop - BOOK HERE

September workshop - BOOK HERE

A successful garden is more than a collection of plants. It must be designed for the climate, the soil conditions, the welfare of the local wildlife and the needs of the owners especially with regard to its surroundings or ‘sense of place’.

In this two-day course you'll learn about the foundations of landscape design and develop the skills to create a garden that feels good, performs for you, has longevity and evolves to provide you with shade, shelter, privacy and protection.

Structure: What makes a garden ‘feel’ right? What is it about a garden that elicits a sigh, makes you feel good? Long before your eyes register the scene, you sense temperature, weather, aroma, ambience, spatial integrity, shape and form.

Character: What makes a garden look good? Explore light, colour, and texture; learn how to establish a theme and the essential components of a beautiful garden space.

Personality: How do you make a garden that reflects you? It’s in the detail. Explore the components of a garden that give it a personality by adding the details.

Collaborative delivery approach

The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia is proud to deliver a suite of courses in collaboration with Ink Landscape Design.

Ink Landscape Design are a passionate team of award-winning professionals with unique and trans-disciplinary expertise. With experience in landscape architecture, design, education, community engagement and the arts, Ink Landscape Design works with a soft ecological footprint, offering long term solutions with minimal impact on resources and maximum benefit for all.

Presenter: Pam Gurner-Hall

Pam is a renowned plantswoman having won many awards for her landscape designs. She has been delighting her clients over a long career with detailed planting plans that evolve and adapt overtime, continuing to inspire as they age gracefully.

Pam has been an educator in horticulture and allied areas of design for 20 years, with strong industry networks.

Pam has been a proprietor of a number of horticultural businesses: Fireworks Nursery; Plant Pedlar; Hahndorf Country Garden; Pam Gurner-Hall Garden Consultation and Design. Pam holds a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture, and Diplomas in Land Design, Horticulture, Permaculture and Training and Assessment.

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Be COVIDSafe

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority and, in preparation for welcoming back groups to our programmes, we have implemented new COVID-19 compliant protocols to offer a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants, whilst minimising the risk of COVID-19.

Measures include:

  • Small group sizes to ensure physical distancing can be adhered to, whilst not impacting on the quality of the learning experience
  • Extra cleaning regimes in place before, during and after each session
  • Participants and staff must maintain physical distance (1.5m)
  • Participants and staff must practise good hygiene before, during and after sessions
  • Participants must not attend if they are unwell and/or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms

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