Whether you are building a new home or planning to improve an existing garden or landscape, landscape mapping is an important tool for assessing your property and ensuring the long-term success of your project.
Part I: This program will teach one method for gathering dimensions of objects in your landscape and recording those objects in the form of a base map. Participants will learn through a hands-on approach utilizing the Long Science Center landscape and will then be able to utilize this method at home. This first step becomes a tool for future design and layout of any design changes for your landscape.
This class is best suited to the small property owner less than .5 acres and a property that is relatively flat, no severe slopes, ravines, hills, etc. Some small group work will occur throughout this program. Please bring a mask as it will be required during this indoor program. Please also dress for the weather as part of the class will be outdoors.
If possible, participants should come to the class with : a pencil, an eraser, a 100’+ measuring tape, a ruler, French curves, and a drawing compass. If you are unable to provide any of these items, some items may be provided for you; please contact the Education Coordinator with your supply needs.
Part I will take place at the Long Science Center on the Holden Arboretum Campus. Part II is a virtual presentation via Zoom. Registration for Part I is limited and includes Part II. Registration for Part II can be purchased on its own for those interested but unable to attend the first portion.Register for class