Courses and Presentations

Garden Design Courses – 2017

Francoise has been employed as an associate lecturer and garden tour guide. She is happy to speak at your event, or to your group, and to conduct engaging tours of any outdoor garden space…


Please enquire for further information.


Francoise is friendly with the aim of the courses always in mind. Exceeded my expectations.’ Pete

Very interesting – the fact that you are so keen, enthusiastic and knowledgeable is inspiring.’ Caroline

Totally engaging courses and focuses on the information she wants to put over…’ Jacquie


Listen To Francoise on BBC Radio Devon with interviewer Pippa Quelch talking about the Dartington Garden Design Courses

Powerpoint presentation

This stimulating and beautiful PowerPoint presentation on the 10 principles of garden design (as featured in the courses) is available to show your gardening group. It introduces key concepts including scale, texture, light and shade, colour, balance, proportion and perspective…

When taken together, the principles provide a new way of seeing gardens, and can bring a new depth of appreciation, understanding and inspiration to the garden enthusiast… a must for local gardening groups and societies.
Download 10 Principles Poster in PDF