Nat/Sci In-Person: Sustainable Landscape Design


Course Details

  • Course Code: ENRICH-0931_LAND
  • Location: University Park
  • Mode of Study: In-person
  • Places Left: 20
  • Waitlist Places Left: 5
  • Fee: $180
Design Your Own Sustainable Landscape
Three In-Person Sessions
Sat., Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 2024, 9 am-12 pm MT
Denver Botanic Gardens Tour, Sat., Oct. 5, 1:30-3:30 pm

Are you ready to say goodbye to your high-maintenance lawn? Would you like to transform your outdoor space into a unique environment that works symbiotically with nature? Join Jill Livingston, landscape architect and Master Gardener, in this two-day workshop where you learn the fundamental steps of transforming your landscape into an inviting outdoor “room” for humans and pollinators alike. First, Jill teaches you how to “read the site,” thinking about your existing space in an entirely different way. Discover fun and creative methods for starting the design process using your home’s plot/base plan to begin building layers of your garden design. Look at sun exposure, circulation, views from inside and outside your home, usage and other important factors to help create your perfect landscape design. On day two, Jill discusses the many exciting plant possibilities that are friendly to our environment and are low-maintenance. Learn ways of working with nature, instead of against it, by using plants that thrive in our high-plains, arid environment. Finish day two with an instructor-guided field trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens where you get to see, feel and smell some of the plants that you were introduced to in the classroom. Come away with ideas for your own sustainable garden design and a solid understanding of how to bring it to fruition!

Jill Livingston, landscape architect and Master Gardener, owns The Green Fuse, a landscape design/build and garden maintenance company in Denver. She enjoys sharing her lifelong plant enthusiasm and passion for experiential design.


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University College
University of Denver
2211 S. Josephine St.
Denver, CO 80210
Phone: 303-871-2291

Program contacts:
Lynn Wells, Director

Charles Stillwagon, Program Manager

Phone: 303-871-2291


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Days of the Week Start Date End Date Time Venue Instructor
Saturday 28 September 2024 05 October 2024 09:00AM - 12:00PM All Students Jill Livingston
Saturday 05 October 2024 05 October 2024 01:30PM - 03:30PM All Students Jill Livingston