Be inspired by ideas both new and traditional as you explore the use of colour in your garden. Consider new and vibrant planting combinations while focussing on the all-important skill of choosing and working with colour.
Henry Macaulayand Max Crisfield, gardeners at Parham House and Gardens in West Sussex, will guide you as you look at colour, using annuals, perennials, bulbs, shrubs, and even vegetables to lift your planting. You’ll also explore the use of foliage and texture, giving you lots of ideas to start formulating your own planting schemes.
The vital use of repetition and height in your displays will be discussed, as well as how to extend the season using late summer colour. You’ll also look at ‘star’ plants, considering which plants will start to dazzle just as your summer displays start to fade – the stand out cultivars and varieties which get noticed and reward you every time.
Finally, you will 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 25 July – 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