Planting-1Planting Course (5 week course)
Planting is an exciting layered category of courses that set out to please the enthusiast, the designer and the horticulturist. Preparing the soil for planting is the first and most important step of garden success. The planting category will take students through the very crucial first steps all the way to designing with plants and determining the correct quantities. With a detailed planting scheme and planting plan gardening is easy, fun and affordable. With the new stackable courses, students can enjoy a theme or topic for leisure as a course on its own or opt for stacking each theme into a global credential. The Planting Course is offered with a credential of attendance for those who complete the course for leisure. Students may choose to submit the given assignments for assessment to obtain a credential of achievement/excellence or if they prefer, to stack the course into the global credential.

Applicable to: Garden Design, Architecture, Spatial Planners, Draftsmen, Horticulture, Installers, Plant hobbyists and enthusiasts, Environmentalists and HomeownersPlanting-2
Duration: 5 lessons presented on morning or evenings
Approximate time of assignments: 3 times that of the classes
Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
Repetition: 3 times annually
Price: R 4 749.00 without the plant book starter pack (R1100.00 plant book starter pack)
Code: PLC

Planting Plans and quantities:
Planting plans and quantities are crucial for a successful installation. It helps minimise losses and cost, enhances longevity of plants, and helps avoid unnecessary trips to the nursery. Most people visit their nearest garden centre and buy plants without planning or knowing what they are purchasing. This course will make the whole process of ordering and planning with plants more accurate, efficient and hassle free.

Planting Design:
The planting design course explores the role that plants play in the landscape along with the décor principles of planting design. This course will contribute to a garden plant search criteria that will make choosing the correct plant for a particular theme, style and climate easy. This course is often enjoyed by the enthusiast due to the greater understanding of a planting scheme that not only looks good, but also contributes to the environment.

Planting-3Site prep, soils, and planting methods:
This course discusses the soil improvements, the soil preparation, planting methods and the philosophies behind organic soil care. It is a necessary course for both the designer as well as the leisure gardener. The preparation is equally as important to a successful garden as what the design and installation is. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Soils and improvements is the garden’s most valuable asset yet it’s the most neglected aspect.

Introduction to Botany:
This section provides a brief introduction to the terminology of botany as well as the different roles plants play in the landscape. It helps the gardener understand not only how plants fit into a landscape but also how plants work and what they can do in the landscape. The terminology is also discussed with the parameters for selecting and identifying plants.

Prices and starting date options...

Planting Course (5 weeks) R4 749  
Starting dates:
Morning courses:
7 June
3 August
Evening courses:
9 June
3 August

Our Comprehensive courses are one of the most cost effective ways to study or invest in as an enthusiast. Our aim is to provide exceeding personal and career related value at an affordable price. Irene School of Garden Design accommodates smaller groups to ensure the quality we are renowned for, and to give students personal attention. Booking is essential to ensure you have a reservation on our industry leading course.

Our courses can be paid for up front or a 50% deposit and the remainder paid 2 weeks before the course ends.

Additional information. What you need to know...
All course notes are provided digitally: online to download or on your portable drive. Planting-4Computer design programs are provided as training tools only and students must use their own electronic equipment such as laptops or computers. We do our absolute best to keep additional costs to a minimum. Arrangements has been made for student discount on stationary, and printing. Plantland and Irene School of Garden Design co-op provide most of the plants and materials needed for the show garden exhibitions.

Now all we need is your passion and excitement for gardens and design
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