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Planting Design Class

Planting Design
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

Non-Members: $249

Members: $224

Create beautiful planting designs with balance, repetition, and cohesiveness using elements from Landscape Design I.

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. 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 to clearly communicate the desired effect and design intent. 

This is a seven-session class.


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


Jonathan Wright


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Online Learning

Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Please remember that many courses are extremely popular and will sell out quickly. Register now to begin your journey in lifelong learning at Longwood Gardens.

2016 Continuing Education Catalog