Garden Design with Grant Donald

The creation of a garden space can take time and money, but the fundamental aim is to create a space that you want. What do you like to do in the garden, what do you want to look at in the garden, what style do you like, is it sustainable, how much maintenance does it need? All these questions require thoughtful planning and implementation. Using the simple pencil and paper learn how to draw up your design to scale and start working on your plan. This course will help you to create a vison for your garden and help you through the process of turning this vision into reality.

What to bring:-

  •  A4 or A3 sketchbook
  • Pencil, eraser, sharpener
  • Scale Ruler (if you have one)
  • Any designs you have already sketched (if you have any - not necessary)
  • Inspiration/ideas/pictures of what you would like (if you have them)


Please note, COVID restrictions may apply at the time of this course. By enrolling, you agree to abide by the restrictions at all times while onsite. Please visit the COVID Safe page on our website to read the most up to date information or visit

Building Access:

FAC is a heritage listed building with access limitations. If you have any special access requirements, please contact reception on 9432 9555 before enrolling in a course.

Students with Special Requirements:

If you or the person you are wishing to enrol has special requirements, please contact Reception on 9432 9555 or email to discuss suitability and how we can help.

Roof Works:

FAC are currently in the final stages of a long-term project to refurbish, repair and protect one of the City’s best loved heritage buildings. For more information, please head to: Roof Restoration - Fremantle Arts Centre Heritage Building (, please direct any questions about the roof works to:

Tutor Grant Donald

Grant is a Landscape Architect and Garden Designer who has created gardens and landscapes all over the world. From working on Palaces and Waterfronts to designing for Mr and Mrs Smith backyard paradise next door.

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