St. Catharines area workshops to share fundamentals of garden design

September 19, 2018 by  

Designing a garden may seem like a daunting task, but a series of workshops coming up near St. Catharines will make tackling a project like this a whole lot easier.

The five-week course, which has been dubbed ‘Garden Design 101’ will offer an introduction to landscape design principles. They will be looked at from an assortment of perspectives, including those of someone who is installing a new garden or breathing life back into one that is already on their property.

Students in the classes will approach planning a landscape using five senses. These include a sense of welcome, entry, flow, enclosure and place. Garden exert Joanne Young will lead the group through an exploration of these principles, and over the course of the five weeks, all the participants will have an opportunity to craft a plan for their own space. They will also learn a variety of gardening tips and tricks that can aid them in plant selection and care. An assortment of handouts will be distributed so that the pupils can continue to learn on their own. Local stationery printers can supply items like these.

This opportunity for the public to discover how they can enhance the beauty of their own garden will begin on October 20. It will be on offer at 1709 Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake.