Richard has run a professional degree level course in garden design, taught RHS horticulture qualifications and delivers gardening workshops at RHS Harlow Carr.

Professional Workshops


Courses in Vectorworks landmark



Gardening Workshops 2023

Plants For Problem Places. RHS Harlow Carr. 9th March 2023.

Gardens, Ecology and the Environment. RHS Harlow Carr, 31st March 2023.

Woodland Gardens. RHS Harlow Carr, 21t April 2023.

Aquatics and Ponds. RHS HArlow Carr. 6th May 2023.

The Potager – Ornamental Kitchen Gardens. RHS Harlow Carr. 15th June 2023

Wildlife Gardens. RHS Harlow Carr. 7th July 2023.

Lawns, Lawn substitutes, Hedges and Topiary. RHS Harlow Carr. 29th July 2023.

Sub-Tropical Gardens. RHS Harlow Carr. 4th August 2023.

Prairies Gardens, Grasses and Aesthetic Naturalism. RHS Harlow Carr. 1st September 2023.

Winter Gardens. RHS Harlow Carr. 15th December 2023.

Professional Workshops

Vectorworks Landmark training and Mentoring

Contact us now if you would like one to one tuition or mentoring in all things Vectorworks Landmark. This superb programme has everything a garden designer needs in order produce excellent graphics, 3D models, planting plans and construction details all with attendant spreadsheet information.

Richard has recently delivered workshops for the Society of Garden Designers in all things Vectorworks and Twinmotion. Watch this space for the next workshop dates, or contact us now to arrange a one-to-one workshop for your practice.

Twinmotion Mentoring and Tuition

This real-time rendering programme has fast become the choice for busy designers. Contact us now if you would like one-one tuition or mentoring in all things Twinmotion.

Northern School of Garden Design

The Northern School of Garden Design will no longer be based at Craven College. Watch this space for a new Professional course in Garden Design coming soon. Also look out for a range of beginners and hobby courses in Garden Design.

Graduates of The Northern School of Garden Design are designing gardens across the UK, and students are winning national competitions for garden designers, most recently with Best in Show RHS Tatton Park 2021.

creative drawing and visualisation

We can offer workshops in creative drawing and visualisation for garden designers.

Creative drawing techniques.

Let us help with the creative investigations in the early stages of a design, right through to hand-drawn elements of a detailed Concept Plan. Your 3D garden design can sell the idea to a client; we have years of experience in the arts as well as garden design in visualising the project. Richard graduated from University with a First Class honours degree in Fine Art and as a qualified teacher has years of experience delivering courses in creative drawing.

Planting Design Workshops

We offer a range of workshops, talks and lectures on different aspects of Planting Design.

As Head of the Northern School of Garden Design, Richard has years of experience in lecturing, and has developed numerous resources through workshop development.

Subjects range from beginners planting, naturalistic (grassy) plantings, the formal garden, shady/woodland sites, etc.

A naturalistic planting design.

Richard has worked with Stephen and Kim Rogers at Dove Cottage Nursery.

Talks, courses and workshops can be arranged for gardening and horticultural societies. Contact me to find out the date of the next workshop, or if you would like Richard to deliver a workshop for you.

© Richard Easton 2023