Gardening Course: Small Space Garden

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Learn how to plan and create your own compact green space with our gardening courses in Sydney.

Living in the urban sprawl of Sydney is great for lifestyle, food, entertainment and action. It often means though that we are competing for space and the thought of a lush green backyard or green domestic spaces becomes a thing of dreams. But that doesn’t have to be the case!

In this course learn how to plan and create your own small space urban garden in Sydney. Adapt to your environment and push boundaries, get in touch with the plants around you and most importantly get creative and have fun!

Small gardens can be created for food, enjoyment, interest, improving your environment and general well being, for exercise, to build a community and to satisfy our need to connect with the natural world (biophilia). Whatever your reason, together we will go through the steps required to create your green space.

This course will teach you the basic needs of flora and the fundamentals of garden design planning and how to go beyond these to make the most of your small space.

Course outcomes

By the end of this gardening course you will have learned to:

  • identify the key elements that make a small garden work
  • use basic plant biology to keep your plants happy long term
  • consider the 3-dimensional space in your garden design
  • plan a garden that suits your lifestyle and its users
  • identify appropriate planting options for small spaces
  • plan for garden rotations and soil development through composting

Ideal for

This course is ideal for beginner and home gardeners.

Course content

  • Garden design basics – light, soil, water, space, plant types
  • Thinking differently to use the 3D space (instead of being limited by a lack of horizontal space)
  • Designing gardens to suit the amount of time and effort available for maintenance
  • Designing to suit the needs of different users
  • Garden types: small front and backyards, streetscapes and options for street gardens, indoor rooms and balconies
  • Indoor plants options
  • Veggies and fruit for small spaces, including espalier techniques
  • Keeping chooks or bantams
  • Learn easy ways to propagate new plants. You will be shown how to take: Leaf cuttings, stem cuttings, division and which plants are more suitable for which method.

Please bring to class

  • a sketch pad, pencil and eraser
  • notepad and pen or a tablet to take notes

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: Met all my expectations and more. Knowledge way better after leaving class and armed with some extra skills for my garden and a nice healthy plant to enjoy and nurture.

  • said: Our presenter was charming and had a great way of teaching. She is obviously highly knowledgeable and experienced. I would recommend her to all who want to learn about gardens and what to plant and how.

  • said: It was a good coverage of contents for beginner gardeners to design and select suitable plants for limited space such as balcony and rooftop. Learned a few tips why my plants did not do so well.

  • said: 4 Stars

  • said: 4 STARS