Landscape Potential I: Approaches to Design

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Preston Montague, Landscape Designer and Botanical Illustrator

  • Saturday, July 11, 2015 – 1:00 pm3:00 pm

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 at the JCRA for a design course series that will help you revise and reboot your outdoor space.

Landscape Potential I will introduce participants to the process designers use to develop concepts, solve problems, and map the landscape. This exciting two-part course begins with an introduction to landscape design full of tips and tactics that will empower anyone to go home and begin designing immediately. Following the introduction class is a practicum in which participants individually bring in photos and maps of their property for a one-on-one consultation with Preston to work out any problems they may be facing or to work in tandem on a design.

By the end of the two-part course, participants will have not only learned techniques for solving problems as a designer, but will also have personalized professional advice for developing the potential of their home's most dynamic room.


Participants wishing to take the practicum portion of this program need to register for it separately by calling Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005. To ensure availability, please contact Chris prior to registering online. Individual, one-hour sessions with Preston are available on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

The following practicum times are already taken:

Saturday, July 25
1:00 PM - Sharon
2:00 PM - Jennifer
3:00 PM - Lane
4:00 PM - David
5:00 PM - Brandon
6:00 PM - Nanci

Sunday, July 26
1:00 PM - Kathryn
2:00 PM - Lisa
3:00 PM - Astrid
4:00 PM - Jim and Barbara
5:00 PM - Jim and Barbara


All supplies provided by Preston, but students taking the practicum are required to bring photographs, GIS map, plat, and/or survey of property, an inventory and analysis (which will be outlined in the seminar portion of the course), as well as photographs of landscapes they find desirable.

Other Design Courses

Landscape Potential I is the first course in a four course offering. Those interested in design programs should find these interesting as well:

$30.00 for members, $40.00 for nonmembers for July 11 class; $90.00 for members, $120.00 for nonmembers for July 11 class and July 25 or 26 practicum.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to 24 people and 10 for the practicum and is considered complete when payment is received. Please call Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 to schedule the practicum appointment.
Program cancellations can be made through Saturday, June 27, 2015. No refunds will be made after June 27. 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.