THIS CLASS IS ALREADY IN PROGRESS FROM 2017. THE REMAINING DATES ARE LISTED BELOW IN RED FOR CURRENTLY REGISTERED STUDENTS.
ARCHITECTURAL GARDEN DESIGN
Instructor: Kathleen Murphy, Primrose Hill Flower Company
Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 9am – noon
Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 7:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 9am– 1pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 9am – 3pm
Tuesday, June 26, 2018; 9am – 11am
Dates are weather permitting. Rain dates will be determined when needed.
Price: $315 for members, $350 non-members
8 min / 20 max (including currently enrolled students)
All materials will be provided.
Using the Thousand Islands Art Center as your classroom and working alongside professional gardener, Kathleen Murphy, who oversees the private and public gardens of the Antique Boat Museum and Singer Castle, you will learn both the art and the secrets of architectural gardening. The focus will be on learning to create a garden that will not only enhance the property, but compliment the house or structure on the property as well. In this case, we’ll be making our garden plans come to fruition on the Arts Center and pottery studio.
The first class begins Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at 9am at the Antique Boat Museum. Kathleen will talk about what works in this garden and why. She will discuss plant choices and overall design. Walking to the Thousand Islands Arts Center where coffee, tea and breakfast treats are waiting, Kathleen will discuss potential ideas for the property. These ideas will take into consideration the architecture of the two buildings on the property, the existing plantings, the soil and growing conditions and how best to synthesize these elements with new gardens.
Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 starting at 7:30am at the Arts Center you will learn about and work with the various methods of removing existing shrubs, plants, grass, etc. in preparation for the new plantings. This day will lay the groundwork for the next session.
The third meeting will be on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, at 9am at the Art Center, where we’ll learn how to prepare the gardens including hands-on tilling and amending of the soil. You will choose the flowers and shrubs while learning what will flourish in this particular garden’s conditions.
The majority of flowers planted in the garden will be started from seed. During the winter months Kathleen will be sending you videos and photographs of the progress of the seedlings growing in her greenhouse.
On May 29, 2018, we’ll start planting the garden at the Arts Center. You will learn the successful techniques of planting seedlings and shrubs as well as the best mulches to use and proper watering methods.
Then on June 26, 2018, we’ll learn about the ongoing maintenance and care of the garden. You will learn how to keep the garden flourishing throughout the summer and fall.
Every step in this class will enable you to create the proper design for the style and growing conditions of your own property.
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