Learn How to Design Your Own Garden

Day One Workshop

The first workshop covers the basic measuring required to plot your existing garden on paper. We will also produce a 'wish list' and there will be a wide selection of hard landscaping materials for you to study. We will also discuss garden styling and your own personal taste. We will spend some time outside using various practical exercises to ensure you are able to complete measuring your own garden successfully.


You will be equipped with the techniques to fully measure and plot your house and existing garden on paper to bring with you ready for workshop two.

Day Two Workshop

The second day starts in the studio discussing basic design principals and designing using scale, proportion and functionality. I will fully assist and support you in drawing up your design. We will then spend some time discussing construction costs and costings.

Your Completed Design

At the end of the second workshop YOU will have created a concept plan using design principles that gives your garden a 'designed' feel. Any good landscaper will be able to build your garden from your own design.

What Does it Cost?

The cost of a workshop is £190; therefore a two day Course costs £380. The price includes tea, coffee, cake and biscuits; please bring your own lunch.

Workshop for Planting

This additional workshop will teach you the basics of planting so that you get the right plant in the right place. Contact Alison for details.

Where is the Course Held?

  • These workshops are held at Lyons Corner Studio, Lyons Corner, Slinfold, West Sussex, RH13 0TD.
  • Arrive at 9.30am for coffee and introductions with 9.45am prompt start and finish at 4.30pm.
  • Weather permitting the practical exercises will be held outside.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes suitable for outdoor practical work.
  • Not Quite What You Were Looking For?

    I can come to your location and create you a new garden design with my 'Doorbell to Design in 3 Hours' service - visit www.3hourgardendesign.co.uk for details.
    Design Your Own Garden
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    Also available - 'Plants and Planting Schemes'
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