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Planting Plan Design Studio

January 15, 2020 5:30 pm to March 04, 2020 8:30 pm

Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden

This course meets for 8 weeks on Wednesdays, January 15 - March 4, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Learn how to design a planting plan for private and public garden spaces.  Explore the manipulation of space by using plant material through a series of exercises dealing with form, color, and texture. Students will consider the nature of plant characteristics in specific design settings. Style of house will be used for a source of inspiration while honoring the horticultural needs of each plant. Students will make presentations for each project, and class critiques will be positive, instructive, and essential to the learning process. This is a participatory class and will include completing various design projects throughout the course. 

Required text: Professional Planting Design by Scott Scarfone.

Prerequisites: Herbaceous Plants, Ornamental Woody Plants, Drafting for Garden Design.

Instructor: David Dew Bruner, A.S.L.A., is an award-winning landscape architect and fine artist with over 35 years of experience ranging from Deputy Administrator of Riverside Park, NYC, to amusement park design, historical restoration and all scales of residential design. Originally from New Orleans, he has a B.L.A. and a B.F.A. from LSU as well as an M.L.A. from the University of Massachusetts.

BBG Members: $350, Non-Members: $385


The Horticulture Certificate Program, a collaboration between Berkshire Botanical Garden and Berkshire Community College.

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