RHS L3 Garden Planning

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This RHS certificate online course will show you how to learn about garden planning, construction and planting. Develop your ability to describe the principles of using landscaping and other specialist garden elements in the garden, landscape construction, garden design, survey techniques, specialist garden and urban planting. Find a job, start a business, work in landscaping, 150,000 words of unique course notes developed by our staff, 200 hour self paced course. Support from an international team of highly qualified horticulturists and landscape professionals based both in the UK and Australia.

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RHS Certificate Level 3 Garden Planning, Construction & Planting VHT042

There are 15 lessons:

History of Garden Design and Styles
Garden Styles
The Earliest Private Gardens
Ancient Mid-Eastern Gardens
English Garden History
The English Landscape Garden
Japanese Influences
Important English Landscapers
Monastery Gardens
Hispano-Arabic Gardens
Italian Gardens
Site Appraisals, Basic Surveying Techniques and Client Briefs
Influence of Trees on Buildings
Influence of Trees on Atmosphere
Species Suitability
Planning Considerations
Pre Planning Survey - Appraising the Site and Collecting Data
Understanding Soils
Soil Texture
Nutrient Availability and pH
Landscape Plans and Survey Techniques
Site Plan/Base Plan
Topographic Plan
Concept Plan
The Final Plan
The Planting Plan
Surveying Techniques
Steps in the Design Procedure
Landscape Graphics
Principles and Elements of Garden Design and the Influence of Site Characteristics
Principles and Elements of Landscape Design
Creating Landscaping Effects
Colour and Garden Design
Influence of Site Characteristics
The Sun’s Path and Its Affect on Shade
Extending the Garden Potential
Fragrant Trees and Shrubs
Potager and Picking Gardens
Determining Shadow Length
Gardens with a Sense of Mystery
Focal Point Ideas
Gardens for Children
User Friendly Gardens
Hard Landscaping Features and their Contribution to Garden Design and Function
Hard Surfacing
Flexible and Rigid Paving
Materials Used in Paving
Selecting Materials
Coloured Surfaces
Barriers and Walls
Creating Barriers
Plants to Grow on Trellis
Stone Walls
Garden Structures
Where to build in the Garden
The direction of the sun
Rockery Ideas
Water Gardens
Fountains, Waterfalls, Pot Ponds, etc
Using Water Features in the Landscape
Planning for Children's Play
Play Differs with Age
Child Safety
Designing the Garden for Children
Play Equipment for Different Ages
Recommended Play Surfaces
Environmental Sustainability
The Function of Drainage Systems in the Garden
Symptoms of Poor Drainage Systems
Typical Permeability Rates
Solving Drainage Problems
Hard Drainage Methods
Soft Drainage
Soft Landscaping Features and their Contribution to Garden Design and Function
Plant Selection
Plant Varieties
Colourful Year Round Foliage
Plants that Tolerate Poor Drainage
Coastal Plantings
Selecting Woody Plants
Deciduous or Semi-deciduous Trees
Evergreen Trees
Flowering Shrubs
Selecting Flowering Shrubs
Establishing Woody Plants
Planting Procedure
Windbreaks, Hedges and Screens
Establishing Hedges and Screens
Pruning or Trimming an Established Hedge
Alpine Plants
Selecting Annual Plants
Types of Annual Plants
Selecting Annuals of Differing Heights
Selecting Herbaceous Perennial Plants
Maintenance Hints For Perennials
Scented Plants
Dry Gardens
Selecting Water Plants
Establishing Water Plants
Turf and its Contribution to Garden Design and Function
The Benefits of Turf
Selecting Turf
Turf Varieties
Lawn Mixes
Wild Flower Meadows
Turf Establishment
Soil Preparation
Sodding/Instant Turf
Golden Rules for Laying Instant Turf
Mowing Turf
Mowing Heights
Direction of Cut or Pattern of Cutting
Mower Safety
Other Turf Maintenance Techniques
Fertilising Turf
Weed Control
Preventing Dispersal
Non Chemical Control Methods
Herbicide Use in Turf
Turf Health Problems
Commonly Used Chemical Pesticides
Commonly Used Chemicals; fungicides
Spray Equipment
Domestic Lawn Care Program
Turf Water Needs
Understanding the Movement of Soil Water
Irrigating Turf
Setting out a Site to Scale Plans and Drawings
How Landscape Plans are Presented
Setting Out the Site for Landscape Construction
Earthworks, Soil Storage and Drainage Systems
Slope Stability
Soil Types and Foundations
Try to Maintain Vegetation Cover Where Possible
Developing a Grading Plan
Required Grading Drawings
Grading Operations
Earth Moving Machinery
Use Experienced Operators
Cost of Earthworks
Earthworks Calculations
Volumes of Irregular Solids
Land Drainage Systems
Drainage Design
Springs and Under-ground Water Courses
What a Landscaper Should Know about Drainage
Sub Surface Drainage
Distance between Drain Pipes
Depth of Drains
Types of Drains
Laying the Drain
Landscape Construction Procedures and Materials
Load Bearing Capacity
Concrete Reinforcement
Paving Essentials
Paving a Slope
Setting out Circular Paving
Curved Paving
Concrete Surfaces
Laying Pebbles
Building a Timber Deck
Decking Materials
Decking Around Pools
Changing Levels , step by step
Retaining Walls
Construction Materials
Types of Retaining Walls
Dry Stone Walls
Clay Block Walls
Recycled Rubber Walls
How to Render a Wall
Fencing Materials
Supporting the Fence
Tips for Building a Timber Fence
Constructing Rock Gardens and Water Features
How to Build Artificial Rocks
Construction of a Water Garden
How to Make a Water Garden using a Liner
How to make a Water Garden using a Preformed Unit
Pond Filtration Systems
Work Safety
Safe Work Management Plans
Risk Assessment of a Landscape Construction Site
Risk to the Project
Risk to the Workers
The Adequacy of Existing Controls
Risk Control Methods
Example of a Risk Assessment Procedure
Example Risk Assessment of Protected Crop Production
Safety Techniques
Manual Lifting
How to Lift
Using Machines to do the Heavy Work
Amenity Bedding Schemes
Flower Bed Layout for Annuals
Other Types of Bedding Schemes
Shapes for Beds
Achieving the Best Results
Colour Themes
Get Your Timing Right and Getting the Most out of Your Flower Bed
Using Perennials
Herbaceous Perennials
Making Garden Beds - The Variables
Basic Planting Procedure
Time of Planting
Popular Annuals
Supporting Herbaceous Plants
Shade Tolerant Perennials
Bulbs which Grow in Shade
Plant with Fragrant Flowers
Fragrant Foliage
Night Scented Plants
Some Evergreen Perennials
Ornamental Grasses
Ornamental Grasses for Year Round Effect
Some Ornamental Grass-like Plants
Specialist Garden Areas and Urban Garden Options
Specialist Garden Areas
Garden Ornaments
Plants for the Eclectic Garden
Art Gardens
Plants for Topiary
Miniature and Table Top Gardens
Trough Gardens
Urban Gardens; other options
Acclimatising Indoor Plants
How to Care for the Acclimatising Plant
Acclimatising Period
How to Help Indoor Plants Survive
Watering Pot Plants over Short Periods
Re-potting Tips
Inner City Gardens
Types of Inner City Gardens
Community Gardens
Living Walls
Making a Small Courtyard Look Bigger
Natural Garden Planting Design
Planting Design Elements for the ‘Natural Garden’
Some Plants suited to Wild Gardens
Wildlife in Gardens
How Plants Benefit Birds
Using Ferns in Shaded Areas
Sensory Gardens
Low Maintenance Amenity Gardens
Container Plants
Planning the Cropping Program
Getting the Best Out of the Vegetable Plot
Sowing Vegetable Seeds
Sowing and Transplanting Guide
Broad Bean
Brussels Sprouts
Corn(Sweet Corn)
Pak Choi
Pumpkins, Maqrrows and Squash
Silver Beet
Specialist Pruning Techniques
The Basic Rules of Pruning
Pruning and Rejuvinating
Controlling the Plants Shape and Size
Pruning Overgrown Shrubs
Removing Dead or Diseased Wood
Controlling the Type of Growth
Rejuvenation Limitations
Pruning overgrown climbers and wall shrubs
Pruning Roses
Rejuvenating Old and Overgrown Hedges
Specialist Pruning Techniques
Adapting Gardens for Water Sustainability
Conserving Water in the Garden
Reducing run-off
Collecting and Storing Water
Water Quality
Recycling Water
Saving water in the garden
Minimising Plant Water Requirements
Irrigation - water saving techniques
Mulch Materials
The Green Roof
This course is taught by:

Katie Freeth
BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, (University of Bath); RHS General Examination; FI Hort; MIfpra.

An experienced and professional horticulturist with extensive management skills gained internationally; experienced in landscape management, staff supervision and management, written and oral communication, horticultural knowledge and application, supported by organisational and administrative skills and attention to detail.

Katie brings 20 years experience in Horticulture and is an accomplished lecturer, horticulture consultant and freelance writer. Katie is a judge for the International Awards for Liveable Communities in the Whole City Category.
Katie also worked for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in France for approx 5 years first as a Sector Manager and then as an Area Manager; management of the cemeteries, peripatetic teams of gardeners (UK & French nationality) for the constructed cemeteries and memorials and static French nationality gardeners for small town/village plots.

Susan Stephenson
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction.

Susan Stephenson is a passionate and experienced horticulturist and garden designer. She has authored three books, lectures at 2 Further and Higher Education Colleges, teaching people of all ages and backgrounds about the wonders of plants and garden design, and tutors many students by correspondence from all over the world.

Susan studied botany at Royal Holloway College (Univ of London) and worked in the trading industry before returning to her first love plants and garden design. She is therefore, well placed to combine business knowledge with horticulture and design skills. Her experience is wide and varied and she has designed gardens for families and individuals. Susan is a mentor for garden designers who are just starting out, offering her support and advice and she also writes, delivers and assesses courses for colleges, introducing and encouraging people into horticulture and garden design.

Susan is a Professional Associate and exam moderator and holds the RHS General with Distinction. She continues to actively learn about horticulture and plants and (as her students will tell you) remains passionate and interested in design and horticulture.

She also supervised the Area Arboriculture Team and was Exhumations Officer€“ in charge of collecting discovered remains and arranging identification (if poss) and interment of same.

Unit Structure: RHS Cert III - Garden Planning, Construction & Planting

The RHS breaks this certificate into four Units. Our lesson structure relates to those units as follows:

Unit 1 - Garden Survey Techniques and the Principles of Garden Design:

Lesson 1 - History of Garden Design and Styles
Lesson 2 - Site Appraisals, Basic Surveying Techniques and Client Briefs
Lesson 3 - Principles and Elements of Garden Design and the Influence of Site Characteristics
Unit 2 - The Selection and Use of Landscaping Elements in the Garden:

Lesson 4 - Hard Landscaping Features and their Contribution to Garden Design and Function
Lesson 5 - The Function of Drainage Systems in the Garden
Lesson 6 - Soft Landscaping Features and their Contribution to Garden Design and Function
Lesson 7 - Turf and its Contribution to Garden Design and Function
Unit 3 - Setting out and Construction of Landscaping Elements in the Garden; Risk Assessments

Lesson 8 - Setting out a Site to Scale Plans and Drawings
Lesson 9 - Earthworks, Soil Storage and Drainage Systems
Lesson 10 - Landscape Construction Procedures and Materials
Lesson 11 - Constructing Rock Gardens and Water Features
Unit 4 - Specialist Elements in the Establishment of Garden and Urban Plantings:

Lesson 12 - Amenity Bedding Schemes
Lesson 13 - Specialist Garden Areas and Urban Garden Options
Lesson 14 - Specialist Pruning Techniques
Lesson 15 - Adapting Gardens for Water Sustainability

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