Three Day Basic Landscape Design & Horticulture Training Course

 

NQF EQUIVALENT OF:
(NQF 66589 / 66649 / 67424 / 49668 / 264192)

 

Total Cost : R3,950.0

Enquire about our early Bird Specials
(10% discount for each enrolment thereafter)

 

Course Duration : 3 Days (08:00 am – 16:30 pm daily)

* Subject to change

Next Scheduled Date : TBC

Location : Durban, Sandton & Cape Town
Enrolment Form : 3 Day Basic Landscape Design & Horticulture

 

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    We will email you the first part of your course once payment has been made.

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    Name : J N JONES t/a JPJ Landscapes
    Bank : Nedbank
    Branch : Pinetown
    Type of Account : Cheque
    Account Number : 131 801 3194
    Branch Code : 131826

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    14 St James,17 Daphne Neal Rd,
    New Germany
    3630
    031 705 3582 / 067 193 2047
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    www.jpjlandscapes.co.za

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Course Includes
  • 3- Day Hands-on Training by well-known Horticulturist & Green
  • Industry Trainer – Judy-Panton Jones
  • Course Material & Samples
  • Refreshments & Snacks
  • A light lunch each day (Subject to change)
  • Course Certificates x 2 (Attendance & Course Completion)
Course Objectives
  • To establish a good understanding of the basic principles of design
  • Application of these principles to your own space
  • Analysis of space (yours mainly) and application of design themes
  • A clear understanding of how plants function i.e. roots, stems, leaves and seeds for propagation
  • A practical understanding of the soil type in your garden
  • Understanding the major plant nutrients and how they affect your garden
  • A clear understanding of the role that insects play in our gardens
Day 1

Introduction to Programme & Course Objectives

Session One: How Plants Work

(NQF 119711 / 264241 / 116220)

Outcome: A clearer understanding of how plants function on a daily basis and what this means to you and your garden. Understanding how roots, stems, leaves and seeds can be used to propagate plants

  • Roots
  • Stems
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Seeds
  • Propagation

Tea

Session Two: Garden Soils

(NQF 264179 / 119703)

Outcome: A practical understanding of the soil type in your garden, how this affects plants and fertilizing. How to amend problem soils.

  • Sands, Clays and Loams
  • Improve your Soils
  • The Art of Composting

Lunch

Session Three: Fertilizers

(NQF 119695 / 264258)

Outcome: : Understanding the major plants nutrients and how they affect your garden.

  • What type of fertilizer should I be using in my garden
  • Effects of fertilizers on soils and the environment
  • Should I be going organic in my garden?
  1. The Big Boys (NPK)
  2. The Tiny Tots (Trace Elements)
  3. What to Buy
  4. How and when to apply
  5. Liquid Fertilizers
  6. Organic Fertilizers
Day 2

Tea

Session Four: Pests and Diseases

(NQF 116124 / 12586 / 264236 / 119708)

Outcome: Insects friend or foe?

  • A clearer understanding of the role that insects play in our gardens.
  • How to identify and treat
  • Emphasis is placed on organic cures and principles
  • Common problems and insects
  • Dreaded diseases
  • What must I do?
  • The Garden Allies

Session Five: Design Principles

(NQF 119689 / 72424)

  • Horticultural Redesign Checklist
  • Design for you – Overview
  • Horticultural Redesign:
    • Going about redesigning an existing garden

Design Beginning
Where does all this begin – your site / your space

Design Ground Rules

  • Tension
  • Mystery
  • Surprise
  • Simplicity
  • Unity & Harmony
  • Interest & Atmosphere
  • Colour
  • Texture & Shape
  • Balance
  • Seasonal Choices

Task Analysis / Case Study – Apply to your own Garden
Practical Assessment

Lunch

Session Six: Design Philosophy

(NQF 119689 / 72424)

Analysis of your Garden Space
What you need to consider in the Development / Turnaround of your garden

Design Philosophy – Your Story
Desired Philosophy & Concepts

Mid-Term Turnaround

Long-Term Turnaround

Homework: Planning of your Space Layout

Tea

Session Seven : Soft Landscaping

(NQF 264259/ 264184)

Planting Combination Rules / Plants to Furnish
Plant Species: Ground Covers / Shrubs / Trees

Understorey / Middle Storey / Upper Storey

What to do first? Time, Patience, The Will to Make it Work
Planning & Research

HOMEWORK

 

Day 3

Session 8 : Hard Landscaping

(NQF 264259 / 264184 / 72424)

Introduction to Map Design & Layout
Focal Points / Feature Appointments and Where to Start
Boundaries

Features

Complimentary Planting

Hard Elements to Consider in the Planning Process
Scale: How to read it & use it

Tea

Planting Combination Rules – Plants to Furnish the Space
Exercise: Group work in Applying Themes to Planting Combinations

Lunch

Practical in Nursery
Practical Design Exercise + Presentation
Student to Draw a Design (Unique) based on Theory Presented. All Aspects to be incorporated.

Design Presentation & Discussion

Enrolment Notice:
Please complete & return Enrollment form to ensure your booking is secured – seats are limited!

Contact Us
Landscaping/ Installations/ Consultations/ Quotes/

Environmental:
Siya Gumede: 082 447 4824
Public & In-House Training/ Correspondence Courses & Related

 

Enquires:
Cherie Guiet: 067 193 2047

General Office Enquiries:
031 705 3852
Director/ Owner of JPJ Landscapes:
Judy Panton-Jones: 084 518 7589

Physical Address:
17 Daphne Neal rd,
New Germany 3631