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Lesson 1 - Principles of Landscaping

This lesson is designed to provide you with a general background on the major principles of landscape gardening.

Every landscape consists of living and non-living components. Examples of non-living components are rocks, paths, walls and garden accessories... READ MORE

Lesson 2 - Surveying Your Garden

Before commencing your landscape design you need to collate certain information upon which the design will be based: 1. Study the environment of the site... READ MORE

Lesson 3 - Preparing the Draft Plan

Landscape designers use a series of plans to avoid the overall plan becoming too culttered and unreadable. The plans are prepared in stages as follows: 1. Site plan... READ MORE

Lesson 4 - The Final Plan

Many designers think of a garden as being similar to a house; that is, it is made up of a series of rooms. The rooms of a garden, like a house, may be laid out as an opn plan, with each area largely open... READ MORE

Mediterranean Landscape
Before commencing your landscape design you need to collate certain information upon which the design will be based: 1. Study the environment of the site... READ MORE

Blue Garden
Blue is not a common colour in the garden. Sure we have all seen blue flowers, but when you stop and think about it, most flowers are shades of yellow, red, white or any colour other than blue... READ MORE

Cottage Gardens
Traditionally cottage gardens were a random mixture of useful and ornamental plants, with more emphasis being given to the useful plants which could be eaten... READ MORE

Bodnant Garden
Bodnant is the home of Lord Aberconwy who, until recently, was president of the Royal Horticultural Society in the U.K. It boasts a stately home... READ MORE

A Practical Fantasy Courtyard
Low maintenance, usability and a touch of fantasy: that was the design challenge for creating this inner city suburban courtyard, in Moonee Ponds... READ MORE

Coastal Gardens
You're on holidays at the beach house, or you live in a coastal town, and you're having problems growing plants in the garden... READ MORE