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Garden Design – Choosing Plants

If you need help choosing the right plants for your beds and borders, then this Garden Design course is for you! Award winning designer Christine Pritchard will discuss suitable trees, shrubs and perennials and how to put them together for best effect.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

Making a planting plan. Trees. Shrubs. Perennials. Climbers. Bulbs.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone interested in learning about plants and how to choose the right ones for best effect. No experience necessary.

Who will be my tutor?

The award winning garden designer Christine Pritchard. http://www.christinepritchard.co.uk/

How will I learn?

New ideas or techniques will be introduced at the start. You will be shown a wide range of live plant material and be invited to consider how this might be used to good effect in your own garden. Students are encouraged to share their own experiences/ garden problems/ solutions with the group so that everyone can benefit. Use of Latin names for plants is made very simple and kept to a minimum. Enjoyable and relaxed environment.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Hospitality, Spa Industry & Landbased.

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Cam Building at Somer Valley Campus.

What do I need to bring?

Some photographs of your garden if you have one. The photographs do not need to be high quality. A note pad and pen. All materials are provided but please bring your own drawing equipment if you want to.

What else do I need to know?

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Cancelling your enrolment

If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

Click here to access our Covid-19 FAQ - https://www.bathcollege.ac.uk/news/84413

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.


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