Garden Design Workshop for DIY’ers

Garden Design Workshop for DIY’ers

By Pamela Brown
B.A. Art, M.A. Education, Professional Designation in Landscape Architecture

4 - Week Workshop

why we garden • developing goals • avoiding problemsdesign principles
environmental conditions • sustainable design solutions
holistic approach to design • conceptual planning
history of styles & types of gardens • what works • creating your own work plan

    You will create a Site Plan, Site Analysis, Conceptual Master Plan, and Five-Year Work Plan

    This will be an interactive workshop, full of conversations and practice, where we explore what we want in our gardens, how we can draw practical documents to use over the years, how to apply proven design principles, how to analyze our site conditions, review historical gardens for what they teach, talk about what ideas works and what do not… and end up with tools to develop gardens that are practical, appropriate, uplifting, and wonderful!

    Quote from student: 
    "After attending Pamela Brown's four session landscaping class I will never view my garden from the same point of view. One of the big lessons I learned is to consider the entire environment - soil, light, moisture, colors, and textures of existing plants - before choosing a specific plant. I usually buy the plant and then figure out where to put it. That does not lend itself to a visually pleasing garden design. The class was so enlightening and fascinating. The materials Pamela provided were top notch. I can't say enough good things about the class." - NS

    : Sundays, July 14, 21, 28, and Aug 4 at 1:00 PM
    Location: Northland Rosarium Indoor Studio
    Cost: $125, which includes a binder and many useful handouts; a Garden Maintenance Calendar; Plant Selecting Chart; Guides to Architectural & Garden Styles. You will produce a scaled site plan, site analysis, concept plans, and 5-year work plan to help you develop your own garden more confidently.


      Deadline is TBA. Class size is limited. No refunds after the first class. The partner/spouse of a registrant can attend for an additional $25 but will not receive an additional binder.
      To receive a class brochure, email Pamela Brown at:
      Credit cards and check accepted payment methods. Mail registration checks to: 5312 E. Deer Park-Milan Rd., Chattaroy WA 99003

      Pamela attended UC Berkeley majoring in art history and, two babies later, received a B.A. in Art from CSUN. In Los Angeles, while completing her education, she founded Friends of the Family, a non-profit family counseling agency
      , still in operation. Upon graduation she established an interior design firm, and handled residential, commercial, and military projects. She began her professional landscape architectural career, preparing civic master plans, environmental impact reports, and design guidelines for public projects. Eventually she completed a four-year post graduate program at UCLA with a Professional Designation in Landscape Architecture. Working in Southern California, Northern California, and Portland she worked for many years, largely on public projects, schools, hospitals, retirement communities, and another baby. For a few years she operated a landscape design-build firm, focusing more on residential and small commercial projects. In 2001 Pamela obtained a M.S. in Instructional Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction with the goal of teaching. Since moving to the Spokane region in 2006, she has focused on learning about the unique gardening conditions in Eastern Washington, by active membership in garden clubs, completing the Horticulture and Master Gardener training with WSU Extension, and operating an event venue that is focused on garden events. In 2016 the venue was on the well-attended TIEG garden tour and was awarded a garden-of-the-month award. Having owned (and remodeled nearly every one) nineteen homes, she has enjoyed and learned from every project, and brings experience and a can-do approach to other individuals who wish to tackle projects to improve their homes and gardens.