Garden Design for Large and Small Spaces WEA Sydney

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Available Classes

Whether you’re starting from scratch or revamping an existing area, enjoy learning how to transform an open space into a haven for relaxed living. Topics include: site analysis, plant selection, use of colour and perspective, types of containers, potting mix, mulch, watering, fertilizing, maintenance, common pests, diseases and much more.


  • Face-to-Face


  • Define the function of your outdoor area – analyse individual needs/wants
  • Assess your site – climate, topography, aspect, soil, mulch
  • Containers – types, potting mix, mulch etc
  • Draw up a plan to scale – equipment, procedure, etc
  • Select plant material for specific conditions – sun/shade, wet/dry, privacy, etc
  • Implement principles of good design – unity, simplicity, variety, movement, etc
  • Perspective – the use of colour; techniques to make a small garden seem larger
  • Establish a theme – formal, Mediterranean, tropical, native, etc
  • Maintenance of plant material – watering, fertilising, pruning, etc
  • Pest and disease control
  • Transform problem areas


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Analyse site conditions including climate, aspect, topography and soil;
  2. Identify how to modify existing conditions, if necessary
  3. Draw up a plan to indicate the preferred position for plants
  4. Select suitable plants and materials for various conditions
  5. Locate plants to achieve a pleasing aesthetic outcome
  6. Maintain plants successfully using organic methods of pest and disease control.

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