Mosman Community College


4. LIFESTYLE » House & Garden


Course ID 32625
Price $135.00 (GST included)
Status Module is finished.
Location St Lukes, 4 Heydon Street Mosman
Tutor Judith Sleijpen
Sessions 1 session of 6 hours
Start date Saturday, 14 July 2018
Finish date Saturday, 14 July 2018
Time 10.00am - 4.00pm

Whether you are starting from scratch or revamping an existing area, you will enjoy learning how to transform an open space into a haven for relaxed living. Topics include site analysis, use of colour and perspective, plant selection, types of containers, potting mix, mulch, watering, fertilising, maintenance, common pests and diseases and much more.


10.00 - 11.00am
- Introduction to Workshop
- Defining Your Needs
- Assessing your Site

11.00 - 11.10am
- Morning Tea

11.10 - 12.15pm
- Containers
- Potting Mix/Mulch
- Maintenance

12.15 - 1.00pm
- Drawing up a Plan
- Scale
- Design and Planning Checklist
- Landscape Information
- Plant Selection

1.00pm - 1.45pm
- Lunch

1.45 - 3.00pm
- Principles of Good Garden Design
- Use of Colour
- Perspective - Making a Small Area Look Larger
- Garden Themes

3.00 - 3.10pm
- Afternoon Tea

3.10 - 4.00pm
- Controls for Pests and Diseases
- Transforming Problem Areas
- Workshop Review


Comprehensive notes provided.

About the presenter

Judith Sleijpen
Judith Sleijpen

Judith Sleijpen graduated from Ryde School of Horticulture with distinction in Urban Horticulture and gained experience in the retail nursery industry for several years.

As a Member of the Horticultural Media Association, Judith writes a monthly gardening column for "Peninsula Living" and "Northshore Living". She has also published articles in "Landscape Contractor and Manager", "Better Homes and Gardens", "Gardens and Outdoor Living" and "The Garden Gurus".

Passionate about garden design, plants and bees, Judith is a Member of the Australian Institute of Horticulture, a former member of the Sydney Executive Committee of Open Gardens Australia and the Speakers' Bureau of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Judith now conducts her garden design and horticultural consultancy business,"Gardens, Balconies and Beyond".

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