Ever wonder why some landscapes look so lovely and inviting, drawing you in to stay for a moment, while others illicit just the opposite feelings? Design is the answer. The elements of a well-designed space reveal themselves when we enter the space and feel them present, but how to develop and arrange those elements remains a mystery to most.
With over 37 years of landscape design experience, Bruce Crawford, New Jersey State Horticulturalist, demystifies design elements with his lighthearted and boiled down approach, outlining simplified steps anyone can follow to bring a more cohesive design to their garden space. Whether your home landscape area is large or small, this three part series guides you through the process of improvements, providing a better understanding of the design elements that go into making a space both useful and beautiful.
Bruce will deliver this program in 3 classes given in October on Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:00pm:
October 15th: The Manual —An introduction to the principles of design theory; including a discussion on space, focalization, simplicity, sequence, and scale.
October 22nd: The Bolts — The details that help align everything; looking at developing space with hardscaping (layout of walks and patios), shrub massings, and shade/small tree placement.
October 29th: The Nuts — Tightening design and providing unity. Sweeps of different types of groundcovers, perennial and ornamental grasses. Layering and detailed plant choices including use of native plants for providing food and habitat.
Please register in advance to participate in this online program at:
This program is being hosted by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Sussex County. Questions regarding the program may be directed to Lisa Chiariello, Program Associate II, firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-948-3040.