During this lively seminar, you’ll learn the principles of good garden design, as well as how to strike the right balance between beauty and practicality. This class is an opportunity to be inspired and to glean useful tips to help you create your own dream garden.
Different styles of garden – from sleek modern designs to rustic cottage gardens
Balancing beauty with practicality
Maintaining a beautiful garden all year round
Creative ideas and affordable solutions for gardens, big and small
Understanding garden shows
Q&A – a chance to pick the brains of one of the UK’s most respected garden designers
Bring a notebook
James Alexander-Sinclair began as a landscape contractor about 30years ago. Since then he has designed gardens, both large and small, all over the place from the Western Isles to the outskirts of Moscow. He writes monthly columns in Gardeners World Magazine and Gardens Illustrated and his Blogs have won the Garden Media Guild ‘Blog of the Year’ Award an unprecedented three times.
James has also presented television programmes on both the BBC and Channel 4 – including coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show and the Great Chelsea Garden Challenge. He has hosted the design theatres at all the major flower shows and lectures on gardens all over the place. He is an RHS gardens Judge and Chairman of the Judging Panel at the Moscow Flower Show. In 2011 he was elected to the Council of the Royal Horticultural Society where he is Chairman of the Gardens Committee, a member of the Horticulture Board and of the Shows Advisory Group.