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Garden Design



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So you want to create your own edible oasis, but you just don’t know where to start? Join this informative 1 day workshop and learn the basic steps to help you design your garden to grow your own vegetables, fruit and herbs. The workshop will focus on:- defining what you really want from your garden- understanding your garden through site analysis- developing a base plan- plant choice and how & where to grow them- incorporating animals into the garden design. This workshop is suitable for the beginner gardener with a small balcony, courtyard or larger garden.

Educators - CERES can invoice your school

Trainer Bio:

With many years working as a primary teacher, community development worker and horticulturalist, Carol combines these three passions by running school garden programs with Cultivating Community and facilitating adult workshops at CERES.  Drawing garden wisdom from permaculture principles, conventional horticulture and chats with elderly neighbours, she loves sharing her enthusiasm for everything connected with growing and learning in natural environments. Carol is studying a Master of Urban Horticulture at Melbourne University (Burnley) majoring in urban food production.

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What you will learn
  • Site analysis
  • Landscaping features and design tricks
  • Planting styles
What you will get
  • Handouts
  • Your own garden design

What to bring
  • Notepad, pen and pencil
  • Your own garden plan if you have one
What to wear

Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes/boots

Appropriate for

Those wanting to create their own garden design



Vendor since 2013

CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

It is also a thriving community, an urban farm, Australia’s largest deliverer of environmental education, an event and conference venue and a place rich with social and cultural diversity. CERES is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice.

Built on a decommissioned rubbish tip that was once a bluestone quarry, today CERES is a vibrant eco-oasis. 350,000 people visit CERES each year. Many more engage with us through our Sustainable Schools program which takes sustainable education into schools across the state.

CERES’ green technology displays, buildings, education and training programs and social enterprises (CERES’ Organic Market, Café, Permaculture Nursery and Fair Food organics delivery) demonstrate food security, sustainable agriculture, energy efficiencies, renewables and water conservation in action.

CERES is a model for a future with sustainability, innovation and connectedness at its heart.

Come, be welcome, you never know what you will find on our rambling paths.

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01 July 2019 • Garden Design

I really enjoyed this course. It was great to not only have a crack at some garden designs, but to receive feedback from the other people attending.