open gardens, garden centre, plant nursery, tearoom Colchester Essex

Green Island Gardens

open gardens, garden centre, plant nursery, tearoom Colchester Essex

Green Island Gardens

open gardens, garden centre, plant nursery, tearoom Colchester Essex

Green Island Gardens

open gardens, garden centre, plant nursery, tearoom Colchester Essex

Green Island Gardens

Courses 2018


1 Day Courses

For an informative day where you can bring pictures and measurements of your own gardens and apply Fiona's suggestions to your situation using practical examples. Each one day courses covers a different topic relating to aspects of garden design.

Introduction to Garden Design‘ is a theory based course on the basic building blocks used to develop your garden design. 

Planting for all Year Colour’, ‘The Scented Garden’, & ‘Planting for Autumn Colour’ focus towards plants themselves, incorporating design principles to maximise results. 

Our 1 day courses are ideal for those who have an interest in gardening and want to improve their own gardens.

 

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  • 'Introduction to Garden Design’ - Monday February 12th 
    • Compact course covering all aspects of garden design from start to finish, including survey, design process, drawing outline proposals and planting.
  • 'Planting For All Year Colour’ - Monday April 16th
    • Fiona will lead you through all that you need to know to give your garden life and colour year round. Covering all seasons, Fiona will have a list of plants that allow you to enjoy your garden 365 days a year.
  • 'The Scented Garden’ - Monday July 2nd
    • If the fragrance of your garden brings a smile to your face this is the course for you. This course covers all the wonderful and unique plants that bring scent into your garden and home all year round.
  • 'Introduction to Garden Design’ - Monday September 24th
    • Compact course covering all aspects of garden design from start to finish, including survey, design process, drawing outline proposals and planting.
  • 'Planting for Autumn Colour’ - Monday October 15th
    • While most gardens will have started to look tired by September, with this course will have your garden shining right through to Christmas and beyond.

Price £75.00 to include coffee on arrival, and light lunch (£60.00 for season ticket holders).

Courses start 10.45am with a cup of tea/coffee and finish at 4pm. Lunch is an one hour break where students are welcome to explore Green Island Gardens.


6 Week Garden Design Evening Course

The 6 Week Garden Design Course is a great way to achieve a beautifully designed and landscaped garden without having to hire a professional.

The course will run for 6 consecutive Monday evenings, each week we will cover a different aspect of the garden design process. We share with you the practices and tricks that professionals use? to greatly improve your garden design. 

Each week a small amount of homework is assigned, taking what has been discussed during the class and applying it to your own garden, while this is not mandatory it will ensure maximum benefits from the course.

At the end of the 6 weeks you will finish with a design plan, tailored to your garden, ready to be implemented and create your own little piece of paradise.

This course is ideal for those who have a keen interest in gardening and want to improve their own gardens without the time and expense of employing a professional garden designer.

Dates:  Every Monday Evenings 
             February 19th to March 26th, 2018
            7pm - 9pm

Cost: £300

 

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Book your place on our courses now

 

 

Why not give one of our courses as a gift? Just select the gift voucher option above

 

  Green Island Gardens reserves the right to cancel or postpone classes should the required minimum attendance levels not be met; in these circumstances an alternate date or full refund will be offered to purchaser.

Miss a course in 2018? 
Register your interest now for our 2019 Courses


 

Talks For Horticultural Groups And Societies

Fiona Edmond can also be booked to talk to Horticultural groups and societies. Her range of topics include:

  • 'Planting for all year colour'
  • 'The making of Green Island Gardens'
  • 'Planting for Autumn Colour'
  • 'Planting for Winter colour and Scent'
  • 'Planting for Scent in your garden all Year round'
  • 'Planting for Winter colour'
  • 'Bulbs for all Year Interest'
  • 'The Low Maintenance Garden'

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