Landscape and Design the Natural Garden
A natural garden is one that appears to be a relatively natural occurrence: not contrived or planned by man, and not maintained with any substantial input by man. Although natural gardens may, in fact, be planned, and may require routine maintenance; it is just these things are not obvious.
Natural gardens frequently make use of the indigenous flora, or native plants of a particular area. It might make use of other plants as well. Your choice of plants for a natural garden will largely depend upon what affect you are trying to achieve. To appear informal a natural garden should have curves rather than being angular; is informal rather than formal and tends to incorporate nature rather than manipulate it.
Over ten lessons this course develops your understanding of how natural environments work and the concepts of natural garden design. Know how to produce concept and detailed innovative plans for low maintenance natural gardens (eg. woodland gardens, desert gardens, wild gardens, indigenous plant gardens, etc.) using indigenous plants or a mixture of indigenous and other plants) plus suitable landscape features.