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HOMEOWNER DESIGN SERIES: Front Yard Design Date

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2550 East Dempster Street

Des Plaines, IL 60016

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Please note: This is a three-part series of events. The first two events are scheduled as indicated, the last event is a personal event that will be scheduled by Lurvey per your availability and request. See a brief description of the series below, followed by a more in-depth description of each class. Participants are required to attend ALL three sessions to complete the course.


Homeowner Design Series: Front Yard Design Date

Get involved with your partner or friend in a fun and productive way by re-imagining your front yard as a “Welcoming Garden”. This class includes the Wine and Design Slideshow to help you get inspired about the possibilities, a hands-on Plant Palette Workshop working with plants at the Lurvey Center to make your unique combination, and a Design Consultation where a Lurvey Designer will work with you to finalize the inspiration, ideas, and plants into a thoughtful, scaled planting plan.


July 24 – PART ONE: Wine and Design Slideshow

August 4 – PART TWO: Plant Palette Workshop

Date TBD – PART THREE: Design Consultation

FEE: $495 per couple

CLASS SIZE: 4 couples




JULY 24

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM


PART ONE: Wine and Design Slideshow, Designing from a Big Idea

2 Hours Cheese, crackers, wine and beer will be served.

It’s time give your front yard what it deserves. Let’s think big about creating an enhanced front yard atmosphere that is more welcoming and expressive of the both of you. Fresh front yard planting examples will be shown and discussed in terms of beauty, ecology, design principles, seasonality, maintenance and budgetary considerations. In the second hour, your existing (house-driveway-front walk) layout and architectural features will be discussed with the group to help notice its key features and discuss a planting and lawn configuration that is a match with you and your partner’s negotiated sense of taste.


Class Requirements

Requires a plat of survey, 3-4 photos of the front yard, and a photo of the best view from inside to the front yard. All in jpeg format, e-mailed to tkenly@lurveys.com at least 4 days before the class start date.


Homework

A homework assignment will be given to help you consider a planting beyond that of prettying up the foundation with all of it’s benefits to your family and neighborhood. This will include light reading from “The Welcoming Garden,” by Gordon Hayward (textbook supplied), writing out your planting requirements based on a brief outdoor observation, and selecting a source of inspiration (ie. an impressionist painting) to create a “color story”. These assignments will help guide the planting composition in Part Two below.




AUGUST 4

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM


PART TWO: Plant Palette Workshop

This is the hands-on part of the course series in which you and your partner will be assisted by a designer in selecting plants based on your requirements and “color story”. We will match plants based on the differentiation of their visual texture and shape, and optimize the plant palette as a composition; with durability, cold hardiness, and seasonality in mind. This plant palette will give you a glimpse of how the overall planting will look and feel.




Date will be decided by each couple participating in the series.


PART THREE: Design Consultation

This is a design session with a Lurvey Designer utilizing your insights and inspiration from the slideshow, your homework assignment, and the plant palette workshop. Now that we know what plants to use and where the layout of the beds will go, it is time for a designer to put them into a computer design with your input in real time. From here you will receive a materials quote, and be given additional resources to help you undertake the installation yourself, or you will receive several referrals to qualified landscapers.


For any questions, please contact:

Thom Kenly tkenly@lurveys.com

OR

Jenny Belanoff jbalanoff@lurveys.com

(847) 824-0756


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