design skills

Casual Gardener: Grand garden designs at Serc’s Holywood Campus

South Eastern Regional College is offering a chance to hone your garden design skills…

MOST gardeners are garden designers, whether they realise it or not. Choosing where to place a particular container or deciding which two plants work well together is part of a process that seeks to maximise the impact of a space on the eye. When taken to extremes by the likes of Capability Brown, the 18th century landscaper, garden design can involve acres of land, huge amounts of labour and thousands of plants. But good design can be just as crucial in a small space, where planting

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