Introduction to garden design session 1

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Introduction to garden design session 1

  1. 1. Introduction to Garden DesignWeek 1 – Introduction, Site Appraisaland User Requirements.
  2. 2. Learning objectives State three limitations to design process and how these can be identified Name four component areas of a site inventory State what existing features need to be identified Describe five issues that need to be addressed in identifying user requirements
  3. 3. Housekeeping 5 weeks – last session 17th May Learner Diaries – for you to record your progress and any queries or comments. I will comment every other week and in the last week. Each week I ask you to build on the session by doing a practical task. Please try to at least attempt it.
  4. 4. The Plants Come Last! Initial design stages are primarily about use not appearance. Completely opposite to the way most gardeners think! Use of space, movement through the space, sightlines and style are all selected before plants are chosen.
  5. 5. Site Appraisal House and setting – approach, views, location Soil and climate Existing features Services and access Legal/regulatory issues?
  6. 6. Users requirements What? What is the garden to be used for? Why? Any particular needs? Where? Where should the uses be located? When? When will the garden be used? Who? Who uses the garden? regularly or just sometimes?
  7. 7. Starting to think about design Design styles are shorthand – not handcuffs! Start to collect images, items, colour combinations Identify strong dislikes – but otherwise keep an open mind. ‘Mood boards’, ideas boxes Not particular plants!! (put them in your notebook) Notebook – design is a thinking process so keep notes or you will forget.
  8. 8. Learning outcomes State three limitations to design process and how these can be identified Name four component areas of a site inventory State what existing features need to be identified Describe five issues that need to be addressed in identifying user requirements

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