Sue Gibson's School of Gardening

Course Dates 2018/19

Garden Design 3-Term Courses

I For beginners who want to design their own gardens and/or pursue an interest in garden design

II  For advanced students who wish to learn professional design and gardening techniques, and improve their plant knowledge

Classes are small and informal, and held at my home in Slimbridge, in local gardens and in students' gardens

I  Design your own Garden
Year One - Beginners

Term 1
Garden Design
2018

Term 2
Border
Planning
2019

Term 3
Graphics & Border Planning
2019

Tuesdays
25th September -
18th December

Tuesdays
TBC

Tuesdays
TBC

Time:  9.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Cost:  £375 per term

On the Beginners Course, students will learn how to measure up and draw gardens to scale, and how to design them. 

They will also learn the Principles of Design and the basics of hard landscaping.

In Plant Planning, students learn how to plan beds and borders based on plant texture, shape and colour.

Simple graphics to illustrate the garden designs are combined with more border planning.

 A practical is held at a local garden centre on combining plants, always a very popular exercise.


Garden Design & Management
Year II

Wednesdays

26th September - 19th December

Wednesdays

TBC

Wednesdays

TBC

Time:  9.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Cost:  £350 per term

Building on the knowledge gained in the first year, students will design gardens in the locality of Slimbridge, produce planting plans, visuals and design reports.  Garden management and practical work will also feature strongly on this course.

Garden Design & Management
Year III

2017/18

Course full -

Every fortnight
£250 per term

Advanced Garden Design & Management
Year IV

2018/19

Alternate Thursdaysfrom
27th September

Alternate Thursdays
TBC

Alternate Thursdays
TBC

Time:  9.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Cost:  £250 per term

Special Projects
2018/19

Alternate Thursdays 2018
from
4th October

Alternate Thursdays 2019
TBC

Alternate Thursdays 2019
TBC

Time:  9.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Cost:  £250 per term

Workshops - 2018/19

Practicals

Spring Pruning Shrubs & Roses:
Thursday 7th March 2019
9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. in Minchinhampton

Summer Pruning Shrubs, Roses and Perennials:
Thursday 4th July 2019
9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. in Minchinhampton

Growing and Training Fruit in Small Spaces:
Thursday 15th August 2019
9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at May Cottage

Cost:  £80 including lunch per Practical Workshop
£5 off for each second and subsequent course booked

Testimonials

Thank you so much, Sue.  The course and particularly you have been a real inspiration, especially to one who is streets behind everyone else.  Love, Mary, Lackham College, Wiltshire

It's been lovely getting to know you and you're such a Fab Gardening Teacher.  Adrian, Newport