Online course: Indigenous Garden Design

ONLINE COURSE: INDIGENOUS GARDEN DESIGN

A practical six week online Indigenous Garden Design Course with course material, video tutorials and one-on-one coaching and guidance throughout by award winning Garden Designer, Tasha Tollman.

COURSE DETAILS

Next Course scheduled for 2021

Course Duration: 6 Weeks

Course Cost: R2,500

CREATING INDIGENOUS GARDENS IS A SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE THAT SUPPORTS THE ECOSYSTEM, IS WATER WISE AND DOES NOT HAVE TO BE BORING OR LIMITED. LET US SHOW YOU HOW!

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WHY SHOULD WE FOCUS ON INDIGENOUS & ECOLOGICAL GARDEN DESIGN?

In South Africa we are blessed with a diverse range of flora, very little of which we will find growing in our gardens. This has a huge impact on our wildlife and suddenly we find ourselves in a situation where we have declining populations of beneficial insects and wildlife in the garden. Good conservation practices start in our own gardens, as we provide habitats for the fauna and flora which have been deprived through our urbanised environments.

Naturally designed landscapes can become functioning ecosystems capable of providing food and shelter for animals, birds and insects, while helping to perpetuate many indigenous plants whose habitats are being reduced through development.  Indigenous plants have a special relationship with the birds, bees, butterflies and beneficial insects which help control the harmful bugs in our gardens. The plants indigenous to an area are the plants that the local wildlife have adapted to eating, using as breeding grounds and enjoying as habitat. Indigenous plants have proven their suitability over time in terms of being water wise, low maintenance, needing less chemical fertilisers and requiring no pesticides and for being great for the environment.

Let’s change how we garden and create gardens that are good for the environment and good for our souls!

HOW DOES THIS COURSE WORK?

Each week, starting on the 9th of March 2020, you will receive via email, a video tutorial and a transcript of the tutorial, so there is no need for you to make notes, we have done all the work for you. Each week’s tutorial contains practical activities. These activities take you step by step through the design process and we encourage you to complete the activities so that by the end of the six weeks you have a design plan that you can implement to create a garden that will delight you, your family and your friends.

Taking on the redesign of your entire garden can be challenging so we encourage you to select a section of your garden to redesign as this will help you to break the design process up into manageable steps. Focus throughout the design process on this section of your garden secure in the knowledge that the design process will be exactly the same for all other sections of the garden you may want to redesign at a later stage.

As we explore Indigenous Garden Design we will set out to dispel the myth that indigenous gardens can’t be as beautiful as exotic gardens or that the range of indigenous garden plants is limited.

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN ON THIS COURSE?

* An understanding of ecological and indigenous garden design.

* Design inspiration.

* The secret toolbox that designers use to create impactful gardens.

* The creation of a beautiful and ecologically friendly garden through the skilful combination of plant shapes, forms and textures and through the use of functional and decorative landscaping elements.

* A detailed indigenous plant list that includes design tips, ecological distribution, plant sun and water requirements.

* The creation of practical concept and design plans that help turn your dream garden into a reality.

* One-on-one coaching and guidance at each stage of the design.

* Interaction and community with other participants in a private Facebook group.

REGISTRATIONS AND BOOKINGS

Next course scheduled for 2021

This course is for anyone who wants to own their own little piece of paradise.
All you need is passion and a computer!

TESTIMONIALS

Tasha, dit was n wonderlike belewenis om hierdie kursus te kon doen en soveel van tuinontwerp te kon leer. Jy het my geinspireer om met groter aandag op te let na verskillende aspekte van tuinmaak. Baie dankie!

Linda van Antwerpen

Wow! I feel like I have been given a new lens with which to look at my world! Thank you Tasha and Terry. I will be back for more!

Jason van Vuuren

Thank you for the interesting course. I will enjoy using my design plan in my garden in the near future. Then using the principles I have learned to design the rest of my garden.

Rosemary Melnick

Ek was so bevoorreg om die kursus op Taan’s Tuine te wen en gaan nou vir die derde keer deel wees daarvan. Ek is so dankbaar, want die kursus het my lewe verryk. Dit het my geleer om anders na alles om my te kyk en ek is sommer lus om my huis binne ook te verander, want dit het my van styl geleer. Ek het besluit om die grensmuur donker te verf as agtergrond vir die “kamer” in die tuin wat ek oordoen. Ek het weke gevat om op die regte kleur en verf te besluit en Tasha was die heeltyd deel daarvan. Sy het saam gesoek en voorstelle gemaak en in die proses het ek ‘n dierbare vriendin gevind. Sy gee persoonlike aandag aan elke lid wat deelneem en laat mens spesiaal voel. Ek het ook baie geleer by die ander lede en dis so lekker om te sien hoe elke tuin ontwikkel. Elkeen is anders en uniek. Ek is so bly dat ek verder op hierdie reis kan gaan en hoop om my hele tuin te vernuwe saam met wonderlike vriende en veral Tasha. Ek dank die Heer vir die dag dat ek haar aanlyn ontmoet het!

Linda Bester

Such a comprehensive and detailed course. I feel like I have learnt so much. Thanks guys!

Cindy Shepard

This on-line garden design course is very well structured to suit both the experienced and the novice gardener. Each week’s video/talk gives a fresh perspective and new information, and each follows on to the next stage in a balanced, constructive way. The tasks set are interesting and increasingly challenging, but always manageable. I have learnt to see gardens with fresh appreciation! May I add that Tasha Tollman’s passion for beauty in the garden, and her interest in each person’s ideas and contributions, add a very personal touch to the course.

Margaret McFadyen

I have transplanted and grouped together my roses and my design looks even better than on paper. Thank you! We are having a ball with our new found knowledge.

Dries and Jackie

Dankie Tasha vir n wonderlike kursus. Ek het so baie by jou geleer en jy was altyd vriendelik en behulpsaam! Dit was die beste tuinkursus wat ek nog ooit gedoen het. Ek het geleer van n tuinkamer en dat jy dan die hele kamer moet beplan sodat alles n eenheid vorm. Dit was so lekker om die tuin te beplan en al die nuwe idees wat sy vir jou gee. Dit was heerlik om week vir week deur die lesse te gaan en so baie te leer. So bly ek het dit gedoen.

Joy van Niekerk

I loved every moment of this course. Feeling completely inspired to revamp my entire garden. Wish the journey was beginning all over again.

Margie Smith

This course brought it all together for me. In 25 years of gardening, going on the course is without doubt the best investment I have made. Highly recommended to everyone from beginners to experienced gardeners. Excellent combination of visual, technical and creative input for your own personal style.

Ronda Stewart

Hi hierdie was n verskriklike lekker kursus jy ontvang elke week jou nuwe module met take en inligting wat jou wys wat die week se klas is enige persoon wat lief is vir tuin maak kan dit doen jy leer so baie en Tasha altyd gereed om raad en hulp te gee . Baie dankie so baie geleer.

Marie Kriel

Absolutely absolute worth every moment in this course! A wonderful time that inspires and excites and ignites your creativity! Thoroughly enjoyed it and benefited immensely from it! Tasha Tollman is Highly experienced, knowledgeable and so encouraging! Highly recommended!

Catherine Stow Meyer

Hierdie kursus is dubbel en dwars die moeite werd. Die struktuur maak dit maklik om die teorie van tuinontwerp stap vir stap te bemeester. Dit is egter (myns insiens) net ‘n klein deel van die waarde wat jy kry. Na elke module is daar ‘n opdrag, en die opdragte bou op mekaar om te eindig in die voltooide ontwerp van een tuinkamer. Hoe meer jy insit, hoe meer kry jy uit. Tasha doen ongelooflik baie moeite om gedetailleerde terugvoer te gee, en raak opgewonde oor elke tuinprojek. Die formaat van die kursus – besprekings in ‘n facebook groep – beteken dat almal uit elke tuinontwerp leer. Beslis die moeite werd.

Phillippa Barnard

Can’t believe we are in the last week already. Loved this course! Thank you so much for all your input and encouragement, Tasha. You are a wonderful human being.

Liezl Wildenboer