It seems just a blink of an eye ago that I wrote this post about starting a garden design course. In fact it has been 17 weeks. Well, since then, the motley group of people on the course have:
- learnt about the importance of unity and other principles of garden design;
- tied ourselves up with base lines and offsets in the garden of very patient couple;
- grappled with design principles in a long, thin garden;
- wielded a scale rule as though we knew how to use it;
- shared a common terror of a humble ink pen and felt great when we produced our first inked lines;
- uncomprehendingly stared at plan designs wondering how on earth we could make them into elevations;
- gone back to infant school to learn how to colour in without going over the lines.
Our tutor has been a saint!
Monday is assignment hand in day. We have to hand in a base plan, site analysis, measurements, client brief, and coloured plan with elevations. I’ve spent so long staring at 1:100 scale drawings of the garden and trying to get a cohesive design that I never want to see the flippin’ garden again.
Current view from back door
I can’t wait to hand it in now, to get rid of it! I’m fed up of the sight of it, and I expect poor SomeBeans is, too. In a couple of weeks, the next course starts – a step up, and looking in detail at areas of design such as hard landscaping, construction details and plant portfolios. And another poor soul’s garden to design. Bring it on!