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The principles of good garden design: A masterclass with James Alexander-Si...
Sat, February 4, 2017, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM GMT
An exclusive seminar with garden designer James Alexander-Sinclair, Royal Horticultural Society judge and co-presenter of the BBC coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show
A gardener’s work is never done - that’s part of the appeal. If you want to create a garden fit for all seasons, come along to this inspiring class with James Alexander-Sinclair, one of the UK’s leading garden designers.
During this lively seminar, you’ll learn the principles of good garden design, as well as how to strike the right balance between beauty and practicality. This class is a unique opportunity to be inspired by James’ knowledge and passion for gardening, and learn useful tips to create your own dream garden at home.
- An overview of the key principles of good garden design
- Different styles of garden – from sleek modern designs to rustic cottage gardens
- Assessing the site and deciding upon the main levels and features within your garden, such as trees, hedges and patios
- Designing your garden based on your lifestyle
- Balancing beauty with practicality
- Maintaining a beautiful garden all year round
- Creative ideas and affordable solutions for gardens, big and small
- Q&A – a chance to pick the brains of one of the UK’s most respected garden designers
James Alexander-Sinclair is one of the leading garden designers in the UK. He’s designed gardens everywhere from Cornwall to London and Moscow. James also writes a regular column in Gardeners’ World Magazine, and has contributed to the Financial Times, Countryfile, House and Garden, and many other publications. James has helped present the BBC coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show since 2008, and was recently a judge in the new BBC2 series The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge. He tweets @JamesASinclair.