How to Create a Courtyard Garden

Course summary

Transform your courtyard into a tranquil oasis!
Join us for an engaging workshop where you will learn the essentials of courtyard gardening. You will gain insights into crafting a stunning courtyard garden.
Discover how to choose the right plants, arrange them beautifully, and maintain your garden for year-round beauty.

This workshop will inspire you to create a stunning outdoor retreat.

All material provided.

What you will learn

  • how to identify your courtyard’s microenvironment
  • how to arrange plants and style your courtyard
  • what plants to use or avoid
  • how to choose pots and soils
  • how to maintain courtyard plants – watering, fertilisers, pruning, pets and diseases

What you will get

  • your sketch of your courtyard plan and handout notes

What you need to bring

  • sketchpad or A3 paper
  • lead pencil, eraser and coloured pencils
  • notebook & pen

About the tutor

Gina Robertson is a qualified Horticulturalist and Landscape Designer based in Yarraville. Her love of plant textures, foliage combinations, organic shapes, and the changing light throughout the seasons inspires her designs. Every plant has a purpose and every garden is personal. Gina’s talent as a designer has been recognised at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2022 where she won multiple awards for her display garden. And she propagated many of the plants for that garden!

Gina’s passion for growing and caring for plants means that you can rely on her thorough approach to help you grow happy and healthy plants too.

Course cost

COST: $70.00

Class availability: 5 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Saturday 8 June
10.00am – 1.00pm (1 session)

Book this course

To enrol in this course, fill out the form below. Remember to add the details of any other students who are part of your booking.

Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to go ahead. For this reason, we encourage students to book at least 5 days prior to the course/workshop. In the unlikely event that we don't get enough enrolments, we may need to postpone to a later date or cancel the course/workshop. You will be advised via email or text prior to the class commencing.


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