Introduction to garden planning and design session 5

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  • 1. Introduction to GardenPlanning and DesignWeek 5 – ‘Bringing it all together’Planting plans and implementation ofa design
  • 2. Learning objectives Discuss learners design choices/ layout plan. 1. At last - plants! State three ways of establishing contrast in planting State how to select plants for seasonal interest Describe how to use plant groups as units in design Calculate the number of plants required to plant a stated area Describe how to draw a planting design 2. Time and money: budgeting, planning and construction Finalising budget items - state the importance of identifying budget items during the design process Describe how construction and execution can be planned and co-ordinated. State the advantages and disadvantages of construction choices (DIY or professional).
  • 3. Plants in design Provide part of the design – adding colour, form, texture, volume. Can be used to create rhythm, symmetry and balance. Thousands of ornamental plants – choose the effect required and then find the plants. The effect changes with the seasons and the plants must suit the soil, aspect etc in the garden.
  • 4. Planting effects and styles Plants in design are not considered individually. Various planting styles – Mixed Border; Prairie; Drift or ‘River’; formal bedding; Cottage Garden. Different groups of plants used in each style. Some styles lend themselves more easily to formality some to informality. Selecting combinations of plants that can be repeated simplifies planting and can add to the unity of the design
  • 5. Combination planting
  • 6. Drift Planting
  • 7. Drawing a planting plan – mixed border Draw planting areas to scale – larger scale than the master plan. Select and draw anchor and structure plants to scale. Add seasonal layers of interest – do this on tracing paper so you can overlay the seasons and check for overcrowding. Once happy draw a planting plan – as you did for the over all master plan Draw all plant ‘icons’ to scale – create a numbered key. Draw a scaled elevation to check heights and lay out – use your photos and draw over them or simply draw scaled triangles and fill in with suitable colour, texture etc.
  • 8. Budget No such thing as a cheap makeover Can control costs if they are identified as you move through the design process. Research material costs and record Three quotes/tenders for all works that are contracted out. If budget issues are identified then either phase works or change the design (substitute materials, replace hard landscaping with soft etc).
  • 9. Implementation Double check legal and planning requirements. Prepare detailed specification – quantity and quality. Tendering process – if using professionals. Use the specification and master plan, invite bids. Project management – timescales, timings of work, order of works. Future maintenance
  • 10. Learning outcomes Discuss learners design choices/ layout plan. 1. At last - plants! State three ways of establishing contrast in planting State how to select plants for seasonal interest Describe how to use plant groups as units in design Calculate the number of plants required to plant a stated area Describe how to draw a planting design 2. Time and money: budgeting, planning and construction Finalising budget items - state the importance of identifying budget items during the design process Describe how construction and execution can be planned and co-ordinated. State the advantages and disadvantages of construction choices (DIY or professional).