Small Group Workshops

Your Garden By Design

Garden design questions are as individual as the gardeners and their properties. For instance:

Do you have lots of ideas for a new garden but don't know how to put it all together?

Has your garden been in place for years and now seems lackluster and tired?

Do you have difficulty visualizing an overall plan?

Do you need to rethink an out-of-control section?

In a 'Your Garden by Design' workshop you have the opportunity to pursue a personal design project for your own garden. Your project can be anything you want---from developing a brand new spatial layout that complements your land, to creating a planting plan for an existing bed that sorely needs a 'make-over'.

In the workshop I will help you create a new design for your garden so that, by the end, you will have a ‘ready to implement' scale drawing that answers your specific problem.

During the workshop I will also provide instruction in both design and drawing techniques, as well as show short videos on various design topics.

Kim's garden plan

A workshop participant's completed design for her new front garden

2022 Scheduled Workshops

Workshops are offered through the Middlebury Studio School.

I currently have two workshops scheduled for 2022:

Workshop 1: Tuesday afternoons: April 19 and 26:  1.00 to 5:00 PM
Workshop 2: Saturday afternoons: April 30 and May 7 1:00 to 5:00 PM


Each workshop last eight hours, spread over two days. To allow ample time for individualized feedback each workshop is limited to just six participants.

Before the start of the workshop I will send out suggestions for choosing your personal project plus how to gather preliminary measurements and photographs of your land as it is now.

During the workshop I will provide reference books, drawing boards plus drawing paper and instruments for making a scale plan of your garden as you would like it to be.