What you'll do
Garden design + plant selection + psychology = your workshop experience, moderated by you! We turned our home's ordinary block of land into a restorative space of diverse garden rooms, rich in plant variety and native life. We'll show you how you can do the same whilst you also learn how to unlock the positive psychological gifts in creating a secret garden of your own. Whether or not you already have a garden, a balcony, or just a collection of sad potplants, we'll explore the design practices that help create rich, special places, no matter how large, small or challenging. With no more than 2 participants, this experience is more like a private consulting session, however, the difference is I am focused on providing you with the skills and knowledge to be your own garden designer. Complementing this, is Phillip's role in the workshop in helping you understand the psychological benefits of your own natural space. We can make the workshop what you want it to be, maybe you want to know more about specific plants for your garden, or focus on design solutions; then again you may be intrigued to know more about how a 'nature fix' can benefit your health.
Leigh & Phillip
I'm Leigh, a landscape architect with 30 years of experience in creating special landscapes, and teaching others how to achieve the same. My husband Phillip is a psychologist and we've combined our skills to share the knowledge that nurturing an actual garden can help nurture your own emotional and physical well-being.
Fresh healthy afternoon tea Please let me know if you have any dietary intolerances
Consider giving this Experience as a Gift for someone else! Once you have booked, we'll provide Details for you to pass on.
Paper pens etc Sketching/notes paper, pens, etc Plus a neat little Garden Design handout
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Where you'll be
Our workshop is in our own comfortable home, at an informal around-the-table setting, and outside in our garden, located in the beautiful Northern Beaches. Having taught landscape design, construction and plant selection for many years, I want to ensure your experience provides you with the solutions and valuable insights you can apply to your own garden, so inside talking and sketching, or outside exploring the garden - the mix is upto you!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Bring photos of your own outdoor space [if you have one!] be it a full-size garden, a balcony or just an idea for a space you'd like to create.
Garden Design for Your Nature Fix
€90 / person
€90 / person