Sustainable Garden Design, Construction and Maintenance
Learn how to choose landscaping materials that are sustainable and have minimal impact on the environment.
Identify the best practice to reduce your carbon footprint during construction. Incorporate features to enable the harvesting of rain and grey water, composting areas, use of drought-tolerant plants, minimal use of lawns, mulching, no-dig systems, bio-diverse planting, ponds, insect hotels and wildlife habitats.
Plan your garden so that future maintenance requirements make the best use of the earth’s limited resources. Incorporate green features to reduce energy demands from buildings, such as green roofs and living walls, which also provide habitats and food for wildlife, as well as adding to the aesthetics of structures.
Course delivered as part of the Growing the Future project.
This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.