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This comprehensive course enables you to thoughtfully and responsibly plan a landscape enhancing the architecture of your home and reflecting your personality. Learn the basics of site and structure then proceed with analyzing climate and setting. An emphasis on design theory includes color, texture, line, form and function. Plant selection, soil analysis, material selection and ecological responsiveness (resiliency) are also discussed and incorporated into your landscape design. The first Saturday instructional session is in person, the next three are online. Two in-person studio sessions bring concepts to paper as you apply the processes discussed. You will need photographs of your planned garden area and a plat of your property.

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly encouraged for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

Register Member $132

Register Non-Member $161

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - Sunday, October 2, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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Event Details

Basic Residential Landscape DesignClass Schedule

Saturday Sessions: 4 Saturdays from 9 – 11:30 am

  • Session 1: September 10 In-person
  • Session 2: September 17 Online via Zoom
  • Session 3: September 24 Online via Zoom
  • Session 4: October 1 Online via Zoom

In-person Studios: 2 Sundays from 1 – 4 pm:

  • Studio 1: September 25
  • Studio 2: October 2

There are no pre-requisites for this course.  All students are welcome.

GES: HL, 16, required*

*This is class one of the required classes for the Garden Education Series: Gardening and Garden Design Certificate.  Non-certificate students welcome.

About the Instructor

Horticulturist, landscape designer and native plant gardener, Sharon Bailey Baum has a breadth and depth of knowledge of landscape design that encompasses the full realm of problems and solutions that homeowners encounter. This class provides a deep dive into residential design that illuminates the basics of good design and the intricacies of solving landscape problems based on Sharon’s decades of experience. This course enables you to evaluate your space, incorporate successful plant and hardscape material choices while being sensitive to regenerative landscape practices. This includes pollinators, native plants and sensitivity to water use as you create the outdoor space you desire. Sharon has taught Residential Design at Lewis Ginter for over 10 years, holds a degree in Horticulture from Virginia Tech and has Level 1 and Level 2 Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional certifications. Join her as she discusses how to incorporate your ideas into a successful, regenerative and beautiful landscape.