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The Garden Design Workshop

Garden Design The Garden Design Workshop is a hands-on and practical workshop perfect for those wishing to design their own gardens and create livable and inspiring spaces for their home, affordably.

Monday 10th October and Friday 21st October and Saturday 22nd or Sunday 23rdOctober 2011 | Monday and Friday 18.30 - 20.30, Saturday / Sunday time to be agreed with course participants | The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew St, Dublin (map) | €250 per person (or household) | Contact: David Andrews, Landscape Architect, MILI | phone: 085 112 6686 | email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | website:

Do you want an inspiring design for your garden? Do you want professional advice on selecting plants and materials?

This course will teach you how to design your own garden over two workshops. The Workshops will cover everything from basic site surveying and inspiring ideas, to plant selection, paving materials, and budgeting. The course culminates in a 1.5 hour Individual Design Consultation with a Landscape Architect (course instructor).

Course includes:

  • Practical tips and advice from a Landscape Architect who will guide you through the design process 
  • Imaginative and inspiring garden ideas
  • Small class sizes
  • 1.5 hour Individual Design Consultations at the end of the workshop series
  • Course fee is for individuals OR households – bring your partner or housemate and design your garden together!

The course will show you how to organise your outdoor spaces and select appropriate plants and materials. It will give you a great garden design no matter the size of your garden or budget. It will also look at using sustainable design principles like permaculture, water harvesting, and reuse of existing materials, to get your garden working FOR you.

Dave AndrewsCourse Instructor: David Andrews is a Landscape Architect who has been living in Ireland with his family for over 5 years. Originally from the US, he has worked in Landscape Architecture since 2002 in Massachusetts, California, and Ireland.

He currently works for himself undertaking private garden designs and small commercial projects and also lectures and tutors in the Landscape Architecture Department at University College Dublin. Additionally, he runs a range of landscape design and gardening workshops for community groups and organisations and runs and teaches the Garden Design Workshop series.

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