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Planting Design Class

Planting Design
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

7 sessions

Sundays, 8:30–11:30 am
March 5–April 23, 2017

No Class: April 16, 2017

Inclement Weather Date: April 30, 2017

Fee: $219

Registration Opens November 9, 2016

Garden designers have been called creative problem solvers. They must take into consideration site characteristics and challenges, as well as plant combinations for year-round interest. Using elements from Landscape Design I, create beautiful planting designs with balance, repetition, and cohesiveness. Gain exposure to different garden situations, such as the sunny perennial border or woodland garden while considering important ecological aspects. Insightful discussion of traditional plant combinations for both formal and informal styles is paired with examples of effective planting designs used at Longwood and other gardens. This practical course allows you to develop a planting plan based on realistic situations and clearly communicate the desired effect and design intent.


Landscape Design I plus a minimum of 3 Certificate of Merit plant identification courses.

Online Learning

Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials.


Zachery Hammaker


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2016 Continuing Education Catalog