Principles of Garden Design
Join landscape architect John Moreland and Tresco Abbey Garden Curator Mike Nelhams for a few days exploring the concepts of garden design.
Whether your patch is an expansive country oasis or a bijoux urban escape, John and Mike will guide you through the first principles of garden design.
From starting a mini project to designing your own garden, John and Mike will explore the concepts of garden design whilst exploring Tresco and its fascinating horticultural sanctuary.
John Moreland is a landscape architect, Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers, member of the Academy of Urbanism and three times Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner.
Mike Nelhams is the curator of Tresco Abbey Garden, with some four decades’ of experience in the world famous garden. Mike is also an author and Royal Horticultural Society judge.
On arrival you’ll settle into your room before enjoying an informal chat with the hosts, followed by a delicious three course dinner at The New Inn.
The following four days will include a tour of Tresco Abbey Garden with Mike Nelhams, three half day workshops and free time to relax and explore the island.
The break, from 31st August - 5th September 2020, includes five nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at The New Inn, as well as all tours, workshops, lectures and drawing equipment and supplies, unlimited entry to Tresco Abbey Garden, and access to Tresco Island Spa.
This break costs £898 per person, excluding travel - non-participating partners are welcome at a rate of £748 per person.
Our first Principles of Garden Design Break took place in 2019 - here's what the participants thought:
'Mike and John were very welcoming, informative and generous with their time. Whilst I appreciate that Mike has many demands on him, he balanced everything with good humour.
John kindly made himself available to all of us either within the group or for some individual attention even on his “day off” and again I would imagine that this was appreciated by everyone. I hadn’t realised that this would be the case and so am thrilled to have had his professional eye cast over my garden layout.
The chaps said at the beginning that they would structure the week according to the weather and I feel that it worked well, as personally, I wanted to have the balance of the course and free time to spend on beautiful Tresco.'
'Mike and John were just brilliant on the Garden Design course, not only did I learn lots but their chemistry was so good and we all had such a fun time as well. Laughing definitely the best way to learn.'