Dates & Price
Wednesdays, 1:00–4:00 pm
January 17–March 14, 2018
Inclement Weather Date: March 21, 2018
No Class: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
This course is an in-depth approach to the design process, traditional landscape graphics and topics related to sustainable landscapes. Through lectures and demonstrations, learn to produce professional-quality, conceptual designs. Utilizing a home landscape on Longwood grounds, students gain practice in process and design drawing. Learn to prepare a base plan by measuring a garden space, translating measurements to scale, and drafting a base plan. Get acquainted with design tools and online sources of information that are key to producing practical designs. In a final project, develop a unique, creative, yet feasible solution for a given site.
For anyone with no previous or limited sketching experience we recommend taking Introduction to Graphic Communications first.
A materials list will accompany your confirmation email. The required text book for the course is Residential Landscape Architecture by: Booth and Hiss; several copies are available for use in the Longwood Gardens Library
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.