Planting and Planning – the Professional Way

About the course

With Chelsea Flower Show on the way thoughts of how to plant , plan and prepare your show garden may be with you! A look at planting plans (how you can produce your own) with ideas and advice for colour schemes and plant combinations to enhance your garden throughout the seasons. Trees, shrubs, herbaceous planting, bedding and bulbs can all be combined to great effect in various conditions and environments. Bog gardens, woodland gardens, mixed borders, meadow planting amongst others.

Although this is a ‘standalone’ course appealing to both the novice and experienced gardener it would also be of interest to those who have completed our short courses such as ‘Introduction to Garden Design’, Pruning Workshops, Propagation Workshop etc.

Additional Information

Handouts, images and illustrations will be used but A4 pad (or paper) and pencil together with notebook & pen (or iPad) will be essential. If you have an area that you intend to plant please bring dimensions.


Landscaping involves the design, construction and maintenance of urban and rural environments – to develop ‘greener living’ in these areas. It’s a real government focus and includes everything from gardens, parks, streets, waterways, leisure facilities and open spaces through to large urban redevelopments. There are fantastic career opportunities as the landscape industry is made up of nearly 8,000 businesses employing around 140,000 people, including local authority departments, heritage garden attractions and commercial landscape companies.

They say: Elliot Smith

"Myerscough ticked all the right boxes for the landscape studies that I had my heart set on. The Level 3 Diploma course is brilliant, and I particularly liked the balance between practical and theory-based work."