Purdue Landscape Design : A Beginners Workshop on Design Principles and Practices
Who should attend?
This series is for those that want to learn design concepts and principles that they can apply to their home landscapes. Participants will have work to complete outside of the sessions to benefit their learning.
What is the goal of the series? This series will offer participants a knowledge of design principles and practices for home landscapes.
¨ Participants will increase their knowledge of landscape design in order to understand important factors in a landscape design plan.
¨ Participants will be able to make at least one type of drawing for their landscape or landscape plan for future developments.
¨ Participants will learn how to evaluate a plan for missing elements or learn how to look for opportunities in a home landscape design.
March 31st, April 7th and 14th
2 pm - 4 pm Eastern / 1 pm - 3 pm Central
$30/person– for all sessions
(Includes all handouts and resource materials)
Register by filling out the attached form or visiting
Session 1 — March 31
Landscape Design Principles
¨ What Makes a Design?
¨ Types of Designs
¨ Determining the Needs of a Landscape Design
Session 2 — April 7
Developing a Functional Drawing
¨ Formal Versus Informal Designs
¨ Learning About Scale in Plans
¨ How to Properly Use Symbols
¨ Wants Versus Needs
Session 3 — April 14
Filling in the Design with Plants
¨ How to Size Plants in the Design
¨ What to Look for in Plants
¨ Where to Find Plant Options
Phasing Landscape Designs
¨ Why Plans Should be Phased
¨ How to Phase a Plan