Italian-Inspired Garden Design

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Italian-Inspired Garden Design

A view of the Italian Water Garden stairs and wall at Longwood Gardens.
Amy Simon Berg

Dates & Prices

March 21–April 18, 2024

Fee: $169

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $152

Registration for the online workshop includes the additional online sessions. 

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded.

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

This class is sold out.

Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

Join us online to gain an understanding of the influences leading to the design of Italian gardens, and how their designs then influenced gardens in the west. Along the way, trace Renaissance and Baroque garden developments within Italy and learn how those ideals extended to other European countries and the US. Gather knowledge on the design principles, plant palettes, typical hardscapes, garden ornament designs, garden structures, and water elements of a classic Italian garden—then apply your knowledge to your own garden designs.

Certificate Information

This course is an elective for the Landscape Design Certificate. 

Course Schedule

Thursdays, March 21–April 18
6:00–8:00 pm


Online, with 5 live-streamed sessions


Harriet Henderson

Additional Information

The Italian-Inspired Element of Design Tour is offered as an optional extension for Italian-Inspired Garden Design class registrants. Using what you discovered in the online class, explore Italian gardens in real life and note their signature designs, influences, plant palettes, and more.