August 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
10459 Tuxford St.
Sun Valley CA 91352

Saturday, August 31, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, September 14, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, September 28, 9:00am-1:00pm
Last day to register: Friday, August 23

This comprehensive three-session course for home gardeners offers a sound foundation in design styles and process, the importance of sustainability and how to model a garden after patterns in nature. Students will devise a base/plot plan, implementing knowledge of hardscape materials, irrigation, soils and more. Prior to the class, students will complete a preliminary questionnaire and warm-up exercise for their site. In addition, students are asked to bring photos of their site and a baggie of the site’s soil to the first day of class.

COURSE PREREQUISITE: Our Right Plant, Right Place class. This class must be taken before the start of the design course.

Shawn Maestretti is a landscape architect, plantsman, certified arborist and licensed landscape contractor who has been creating gardens in the greater Los Angeles area since 2006 (smgarchitecture.com). He’s a 2014 graduate of the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program.