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Published September 25th 2018
An experienced landscape designer is now offering workshops
After 30 years of designing gardens for people, then leaving a landscaper to implement it, Amanda Reynolds is now taking a more client-focused approach. Her range of gardening workshops are based on the garden owner working out for themselves what they want their garden to be, then going ahead and creating it themselves.

There are garden workshops held every Spring, Autumn and some in Winter with a focus on those seasons. Winter workshops include pruning as this is seasonal. Spring is about getting out there and doing something new.

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Perhaps your garden needs something pretty and welcoming. Image by Kat May
Amanda is passionate about gardening and is keen to pass on her life skills and knowledge to people who want to create a new garden or make changes to the one they have. The workshops are very hands-on, where participants learn some basic garden design principles. Some sessions cover soil and permaculture techniques.

In all the workshops, the garden lover will get in touch with the emotional needs and desires of what they want in their garden. Some of her past workshop attendees want to be self-sufficient and grow more of their own food. Others may need a relaxing space for a family or long for a nurturing sanctuary where they can escape the world. Garden designs sessions also consider practical matters such as site, soil and budget.

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Would you like your family to learn to grow their own food. Try some vegie gardens at home. It is practical knowledge for life. Image by Kat May


Spring is a popular time of the year when people want to get motivated and do something different in their outdoor space. Check out these interesting workshops with loads of ideas for you to use in your garden dreams.

GARDEN WORKSHOPS FOR SPRING 2018
Saturday 29th September
Making the most of your garden in Spring and Summer (am)
The Magic of Soil, Compost and Worms (pm)

Sunday 30th September
Co- Creative Garden Design (full day)
This full-day workshop teaches the basics of garden design. Participants bring photos of their outdoor spaces and make drawings of their dream garden. And you have a garden designer right there beside you to show you how it is done.

Saturday 27th October
Successful Productive Gardens (am)
New plants from old- plant propagation made easy (pm)
Sunday 28th -October- Co-Creative Garden Design (full day)

Saturday 10th -November
Permaculture in a Day.
Learn the basic principles of permaculture in this full-day workshop. Work on how you can incorporate them into your garden and household.
Sunday 11th
Co-Creative Garden Design (full day)

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Amanda Reynolds will teach you lots of practical tips for you to use in making your garden dreams become reality. Image by Kat May.
Full details of current workshops are available at green platypus gardens here. All workshops are held on the property at Platypus Gully in Macclesfield, which is up the hills freeway about 40 minutes from Adelaide. Here at Platypus Gardens, Amanda and partner Dave have created a garden from a bare weedy paddock.

Workshop attendees can see here, how a permaculture garden can progress and learn of gardening management in a real productive garden. A nutritious lunch is provided made with garden produce for full-day workshops. A refreshment break with snacks is offered for half day sessions. Spots are limited and bookings are essential, so call Amanda if you have questions after reading the information on the website.

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Yes, your garden can make you smile. But it starts with good design. Image by Kat May


Attending a workshop is a fun way of meeting other garden lovers and learning some terrific gardening tips at the same time. After a session with Amanda and Dave, you will be fired you up to create the garden you have always wanted and deserve.

" To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow" - Audrey Hepburn
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Why? Learn to create your dream garden.
When: Workshops held all year, see website for current sessions.
Phone: 0428 833 949
Where: Green Platypus Gardens, 16 Searle St, Macclesfield SA
Cost: From $40 for half day workshops. See website for details.
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