11th, 12th, 13th and 14th February, 2008
This workshop consists of 4 x 2.5 hr. sessions
10.00am till 12.30 pm
Alan Mason is a former Gardens Manager to the Queen’s cousin at Harewood House in Yorkshire and has presented gardening programmes on TV and radio for over 20 years. Since 1987 Alan has run his own Garden Design business (now with Marylyn) and is considered to be one of Europe’s top garden designers.
Marylyn Webb was for 17 years, Senior presenter and producer at Yorkshire Television, specialising in News, Current Affairs and the Environment. She agreed to make a gardening series at Harewood House and that led to a name change as she is now Marylyn Mason. For 10 years Alan and Marylyn ran their own TV production company where they made gardening programmes from Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Holland.
The course will look at the changing styles of gardens throughout Europe and history. It will show how and why fashions have come and gone.
There will be instruction on garden design, looking at the “bone structure” of a garden, the creation of rooms and the decoration of them.
The use of plants to create different styles and atmospheres will be explored. Examples will be given from some of the best gardens throughout Europe, both large and small.
We will look at how to add value to a property and to make it more desirable and saleable. There will be an opportunity to develop thoughts, ideas and schemes for participants own gardens with Alan and Marylyn.
After this course, Alan and Marylyn will be available to offer garden design consultations for clients. It is also hoped that a series of instructive local garden visits can be arranged.