Landscape Design Course

Registration Closed – New 12:00 PM Class Scheduled

Landscape Potential: A Design Charette
Preston Montague, Landscape Designer and Botanical Illustrator

  • Saturday, January 31, 2015 – 9:00 am11:00 am
  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 – 9:00 am11:00 am
  • Saturday, February 14, 2015 – 9:00 am11:00 am

Consider the performance of your home landscape. Would you describe it as a fit, functional work of art that reflects your lifestyle and encourages outdoor activity? If not, join Raleigh-based landscape designer Preston Montague this winter at the JCRA for a design workshop that will help you revise and reboot your outdoor space.

Landscape Potential will introduce you to the process designers use to develop ideas, solve problems, and map the landscape. This three-part workshop explores design process and thinking, and maximizes the development of solutions through group collaboration in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. By the end of the course, participants will have not only learned how to approach problems as a designer, but will also have a vision-plan for realizing the potential of their home's most dynamic room.

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Class One: Download

Participants will be introduced to the design process as well as mapping techniques to develop basic drawings of their home landscapes.

Class Two: Brainstorm

Guided by Preston, participants will collaborate to develop multiple solutions to one another 's design problems.

Class Three: Dovetail

Using maps, photographs, and ideas generated during session two, participants will draft a design of their home landscape.

Due to the collaborative nature of the course, participation in all three sessions is required.

Preston Montague

Preston Montague

Preston Montague is an artist, educator, and landscape designer who developed a passion for the natural world while growing up in the rural foothills of Virginia. Currently, he works in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he focuses on projects that strengthen relationships between people and nature. Preston received his Master 's degree in landscape architecture from NC State University and holds bachelor 's degrees in horticulture and fine art. His latest body of work, NATURE, is a series of didactic botanical illustrations designed to promote natural science literacy using art and storytelling. Preston 's work can be found at

$150.00 for members, $180.00 for nonmembers.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to eight people and is considered complete when payment is received.
Program cancellations can be made through Saturday, January 17, 2015. No refunds will be made after January 17. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Contact Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 or for more information about this course.