GARDEN DESIGN TIPS, IDEAS, AND INSPIRATION for residential design, including lectures, studio exercises and garden tours!
Featuring Designers and Horticulturist Van Cox and Bill Rountree
Thursday Mornings, 9am-12noon, Mar 3, 10, 17, 31 & Apr 7, 14, 2016
$250 Members/$285 Non-Members
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
- Anyone interested in residential garden design
PROGRAM CERTIFICATE AND CEU’S
- 18 CEU’S Master Gardeners
- Program Certificate Upon Completion
The Friends of Hilltop Arboretum invite you to sign up for a six session residential landscape design program “Garden Design Tips, Ideas and Inspiration” featuring landscape architects and horticulturists Van Cox and Bill Rountree. Van and Bill will inspire you with their garden tips and ideas that will enable you to create your own garden plans, and express yourself like a designer. A field trip is planned to the gardens of Steve and Claire Wilson and Tricia Day and Joe Simmons for inspiration and to broaden your understanding of design structure, styles and sustainability.
Bill Rountree (Owner Rountree Designs) currently serves more than 75 residential and commercial clients. We can thank Bill for all the beautiful plantings at McDonald’s around town. He has a reputation for signature planting designs that focus on unique plant selections based on plant trial research and specialty grower contracts. He also has a niche expertise in pebble mosaics. Bill is a featured speaker for garden conferences, garden shows, and education programs.
Van Cox (Professor Emeritus, LSU School of Landscape Architecture) brings years of experience in teaching basic design principles, drawing techniques and other ways in which you can express yourself like a landscape designer. Van has put together an outstanding collection of garden images to illustrate the principles he teaches and is an instructor for continuing education programs for The Garden Clubs of America.
THROUGH INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES YOU WILL LEARN TO USE …
- Basic design principles building blocks for a garden plan
– Simple drawing techniques for expressing a design ideas
– Photography to build a digital library of garden features
– Garden tours as a resource of design inspiration
– Plants both native and new introductions
– European, Eastern and U.S. garden history
– Garden accessories, structures, water and sculpture
– Design vocabulary to present your ideas
COURSE MATERIALS INCLUDED IN FEE …
- Design and Plant Materials Reference Book
– Design Sketchbook, Drawing Pencils, Erasers
– All Other Supplies Needed
REFRESHMENTS WILL INCLUDE …
- Morning Coffee Breaks with Snacks
Van Cox, FASLA, Professor Emeritus, School of Landscape Architecture, LSU. Graduate of LSU Landscape Architecture and Art.
Bill Rountree, Owner Rountree Designs