Workshops at Chanticleer

Garden Design Workshop with Annie Guilfoyle

Dates & Details:

Opening reception and talk presented by Annie Thursday, October 21st from 5-7:30pm,
Workshop sessions Friday, October 22 through Monday, October 25, 2021 from 9am-5:30pm.

Workshop Location:

786 Church Road, Wayne PA 19087


$675.00 - Includes garden admission, breakfast and lunch each day, and an opening reception.
Register here.

Course Description:

Learn about designing gardens with highly acclaimed British designer, Annie Guilfoyle. This carefully crafted course will guide you through each stage of the design process, beginning with the fundamentals of surveying and site analysis. Followed by essential techniques of how to initiate the design, where to find inspiration, and how to develop a creative concept into a stunning garden.

Together with the Chanticleer staff, Annie will focus on ways of achieving imaginative ideas for hardscaping, along with how to perfect dazzling planting combinations and realize innovative designs for original furniture and sculpture.

This course is ideally suited to students of garden and landscape design and people working in the garden industry, or for those who simply want to redesign their own garden capturing the essence of Chanticleer under Annie’s guidance. The course includes practical studio sessions, lectures and demonstrations, garden walks, and critical analysis. Annie will be including up-to-date information and inspiration about what is happening on the UK garden scene.

Course Topics:

• Design principles, critical analysis and what makes a successful garden
• Drawing the garden design including plans, elevations, and graphics
• Surveying and site analysis of a garden
• Design inspiration and conceptual design
• Functional layout plans and how to initiate a design
• Hard landscaping materials and construction techniques
• Garden design exercises, studio sessions and workshops
• Planting principles, designing with plants and creating planting plans
• Sourcing, buying and setting out plants
• Sketching and observing the garden
• Rendering techniques for garden plans and drawings

To learn more, please email Erin McKeon , Public Programs Manager or call 610-687-4163 ext. 115.

Opening Times

Closed for the Season

The garden will open for the
2021 Season on Wednesday,
March 31st.

The garden will be open through
Sunday, October 31st.

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