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SGD CPD Digital: Plant habitat stereotypes w/John Frater 21st & 28th Feb 2023

SGD CPD Digital: Plant habitat stereotypes w/John Frater 21st & 28th Feb 2023

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Using Plant Habitat Stereotypes as a Guide in Creating Your Planting Designs 

This is a two-day event which will be run at the following times:

21st February 2023 from 10:00 - 13:00

28th February 2023 from 10:00 - 13:00

Please note that this event will be recorded and will be made available to delegates after the event. Once you have booked onto the event you will be sent a Zoom registration link, please complete the registration then you will be sent a link to join the Zoom meeting.

Course Tutor: John Frater

As designers working in the horticultural tradition we are familiar with researching plants in terms of their environmental tolerances. For example, is a plant shade tolerant, does it like wet or dry conditions etc. This is usually the only sort of information provided in the horticultural literature. However, it can be much more useful to consider the natural habitats of the plants we use.

Based on work undertaken in Germany we will discuss 6 plant habitat stereotypes. We will discuss the nature of the particular habitats and how this knowledge can influence, not just which plants to use, but also how they are arranged in our designs.

Once we have covered some of the theory we will try putting it into practice by producing some sketch planting plans that we will present and discuss.

The plant habitats are:


Woodland Edge

Open Ground - Wet Meadow

Open Ground - Steppe


Water's Edge

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