Garden Design Clinic

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Don't miss this rare opportunity to work with Annie Guilfoyle, an award-winning garden designer from London, England. In this information-filled workshop, Annie introduces students to the design process and problem-solving techniques, leading to a basic conceptual layout for your garden. Through discussion, hands-on designing, and individual direction, learn where to find inspiration, how to assess your site, and delve into creative approaches to structuring the garden. The day also includes an introduction to making wise plant selections. Leave with a plan in progress from which to continue your design explorations.

Annie Guilfoyle is an award-winning garden designer and principal of Creative Landscapes in West Sussex (UK). Her design style varies from contemporary to traditional and urban to rural. She teaches at Great Dixter, UK, lectures throughout Europe and the USA, and is a regular contributor to Gardens Illustrated. She has been commissioned to write a book on the creative approach to garden design.

9:45 – 10:00: Registration
10:00 – 11:00: Introduction to the Design Process, Assessing a Site, and Finding Inspiration
10:00 – 11:15: Morning Break
11:15 – 12:00: Conceptual Layouts
12 – 12:30: Lunch
12:30 – 1:00: Problem Solving Techniques
1:00 – 1:30: Making wise plant selections
1:30 – 1:45: Afternoon Break
1:45 – 3:30: Hands-on Designing with Individual Direction
3:30 – 3:55: Sharing of Designs and Class Feedback
3:55 – 4:00: Final Questions, Class Evaluations, Plant Giveaway and Dismissal
Hockessin, DE
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Horticulture / Plants
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
1. Students will learn about the design process, assessing a site, and how to find inspiration.
2. Students will explore conceptual layouts and various problem-solving techniques.
3. Students will learn how to make wise, native plant selections.
Annie Guilfoyle
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Mt. Cuba Center

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