The Life-changing Design Tour

The Life-Changing Design Tour explores garden design principles from great home gardens across New Zealand’s picturesque south island. Come and explore and analyse internationally renowned home gardens including Flaxmere, Paripuma, Trott’s Garden and Frensham, plus a number of private hidden gems.

This tour promises to be an unmissable and unforgettable gardening experience. Michael McCoy will be leading the tour from start to finish, with help from some of the owners and designers of these breathtaking home gardens.

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Gardening 101

Sat 20th Jun, 2020 | 10:00AM - 04:00PM
Woodend, Vic

By popular request, we’ve created a day-long workshop for beginner gardeners.  We’ll take you (or someone you know who needs it more!) through all the things you need to know to get started.  We’ll debunk lots of myths, and provide guiding principles and golden rules that will trump your need to remember a whole lot of specific gardening facts.  You’ll be able to startle your green-thumbed friends with wisdom they didn’t know they didn’t know!

Small garden design

Sat 6th Jun, 2020 | 10:00AM - 04:00PM
Woodend, Vic

The challenge of really effective garden design is in inverse proportion to its size.  The smaller it is, the more exacting!  In this workshop we’ll discuss the peculiar demands, along with the fabulous opportunities, of designing small - to very small - gardens, and workshop some solutions for tight spaces for a nearby project to reveal strong general principles.

Making BULBS sing!

Sat 7th Mar, 2020 | 10:00AM - 04:00PM
Woodend, Vic

Bulbs are the perfect ‘add on’ to almost any garden style, extending and diversifying the flowering season.  But they’re not that easy to integrate effectively into mixed planting.  They’ll either be overshadowed by something else at flowering time, or their dying foliage dags around for ages after flowering.

In this workshop, we’ll look at the best garden contexts for bulbs, and the opportunities and challenges of maximising their power to transform your garden!