Six Garden Elements to Jump Start
Your Outdoor Classroom Design
Designing an Outdoor Classroom can be overwhelming. Where do you start? In Module 1 of the Teaching in the Dirt: Designing Outdoor Classroom e-course, students are introduced to Four Types of Gardens. One of our first “Take Action” assignments is to choose a “type” of garden. This is important because it provides a foundation for our own garden design journey. In Module 2, students explore a variety of outdoor garden elements. Here students will find endless possibilities and can easily get stuck in overwhelm. Here are six garden elements to help you jump start your Outdoor Classroom design.
My own garden design journey begins an unattended, shady “dumping area” in my backyard. My plan is to transform this space into an Outdoor Classroom Garden that Attracts Wildlife. In my own garden design process, I found these six garden elements (Paths, Plantings, Seating, Garden Signs, Bird Bath and Bird Feeders) to be the key ingredients to successfully beginning. I am excited to share my Work-in-Progress photos. Leave a message below and let me know what you think so far. Enjoy!
What outdoor garden elements have you incorporated into your garden design? Share your Work-in-Progress photos in the comments below. I am excited to take a peek into everyones Outdoor Classroom gardens.
4. GARDEN SIGNS
5. BIRD BATH: