Planning Layout And Construction Of Ornamental Gardens

Planning Layout And Construction Of Ornamental Gardens

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100 Hours

Planning Layout And Construction Of Ornamental Gardens

This is a great course for landscape consultants, garden designers, horticultural advisors, project managers, or anyone else who works with landscapes and needs to improve their ability to survey, evaluate and plan development work on a site. 

Every site has a unique set of micro climatic and soil conditions. Other factors such as the site’s exposure to traffic, pests and disease, will also be unique. All of these things are relatively uncontrollable; although the way the landscape is designed will impact on these characteristics as well.



  • Planting large plants can modify existing microclimates by buffering temperature fluctuations, changing light intensities etc.

  • Changing contours can alter soil temperatures, soil moisture, exposure to light, as well as drainage patterns, etc.

  • Treatments of surfaces can change drainage characteristics, soil conditions,

  • Buildings, drainage pipes, services (electricity, gas etc)can be affected by the nature and type of landscape treatment

  • Some styles of landscape are going to cause greater changes to a landscape than others.

There are 10 lessons in this course:

Site Appraisal, Interpretation and Risk Assessment Preparing Site Plans and Specifications

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

  • Influence of Site Characteristics
  • The Use of Hard Landscape Features
  • Setting out a Site to Scale Plans and Drawings
  • Soil Handling and Storage
  • Land Drainage Systems
  • Ground Preparation Techniques
  • Construction of Paths and Patios
  • Construction of Steps, Ramps, Dwarf Walls and Fences

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