Be inspired by ideas both new and traditional as you explore the use of colour in your garden, directed by the creative planting skills of expert gardeners Max Crisfield and Henry Macaulay.
Max and Henry worked together in the beautiful Walled Garden at Parham House in West Sussex for over five years; together they will help you to consider new and eye-catching planting combinations while focussing on the all-important skill of choosing and working with colour.
The morning session will look specifically at colour – using annuals, perennials, bulbs, shrubs, and even vegetables to lift your borders. You’ll also explore the use of foliage and texture too, giving you lots of ideas to start formulating your own planting schemes.
The key use of repetition and height in your displays will be discussed – and you’ll also have a session looking at ‘star’ plants – those stand-out cultivars and varieties which get noticed and reward you every time.
Henry and Max will also help you consider extending the season by using late-summer colour, and suggest plants that will dazzle just as your displays start to fade.
The final part of the day will be set aside for you to work on creating a mini-design / planting scheme for your own garden.
Participants need to bring:
* Photographs/maps of your garden, plus of the area where you would like
to design a colour scheme
* Books, photographs, magazine cuttings of planting/colour combinations that appeal to you
* Notebook, pens, pencils, coloured pencils and a large sketchbook/pad
for drawing up ideas
Cost: £125 – to include a delicious vegetarian lunch and refreshments
Date: Thursday 19 May – 10am to 4.30pm. Places are limited so do contact us as soon as possible.
Location: The Garden House, 5 Warleigh Road, Brighton BN1 4NT
**COVID update: As the Garden House studio is a relatively small space and for the safety of all, we have reduced the number of participants in our workshops. We would also prefer participants to have had double/triple vaccinations, or to have taken a Lateral Flow Test before joining the group (we have some available if needed). Thank you for your understanding.