Workshops

Workshops with dr. Cassian Schmidt:

25th of August (Sunday) from 10:00 to 16:30, theme “Planning Strategies and Maintenance Regimes for Perennial Style Plantings”  

26th of August (Monday) from 10:00 to 16:30, theme “Designing with Grasses and Sedges in Landscape Architecture”

Workshop with landscape architect Sintija Nagle:

25th of August (Sunday) from 10:00 to 14:00, theme “Designing with bulbs in the pot”

Workshop with Sintija Nagle:

“Designing with bulbs in the pot” 

Date: 25th August from 10:00 to 14:00 (Sunday)

Location: VU botanical garden, Kairėnų street 43, Vilnius

When your skin feels cold in the spring, when you have to wait for the first blooms – the pot with bulbs starts to wake up and gives you an amazing flower arrangement. Which is not a short-term beauty – this arrangement is constantly changing, new flowers are coming out during the spring and remains beautiful in June.

If you work as a designer, outdoor pots with bulbs will definitely surprise your clients. People love them, but specialists usualy do not have experience to arrange them. Luckily, Latvian designers create them succesfully and they are ready to share this experience with you.

Landscape architect Sintija Nagle (company “Galantus”, Latvia) is coming to Lithuania to run the design worshop, where she will cover the following questions:

  • how to choose bulbs for the arrangement (height, structure, colour, flowering time)
  • how to plant the bulbs (in what order and how deep), so that they come out as planned.

Sintija Nagle will plant one arrangement during the workshop, so you will see the process itself and you can ask your questions.

You will have design tasks in small groups and discussions afterwards.

The aim of this workshop is to learn the principles of the long-blooming spring pot, but you will definitely use what you’ve learned in planting bulbs outdoor, as well.

Price: 89 Eur

Price includes: coffee breaks.

Language: English. 

Discount: specialists may apply 0 % VAT (instead of 21 % VAT), read information below.

Workshops with Cassian Schmidt:

“Planning Strategies and Maintenance Regimes for Perennial Style Plantings”

Date: 25th of August (Sunday) from 10:00 to 16:30 

Location: VU botanical garden, Kairėnų street 43, Vilnius

In this workshop Cassian Schmidt will share his extensive knowledge about different planning strategies and planting schemes for perennial plantings and how this effects the amount of maintenance and the selection of plants. Cassian will explain the very different possibilities and strategies one can use in designing with perennial plants.

We will compare and contrast the aesthetics and maintenance requirements of distinct perennial design styles – from monocultural and static to dynamic and diverse. Workshop participants will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of these planning strategies and the consequences flowing from higher or lower maintenance.

We will compare and contrast the aesthetics and maintenance requirements of distinct perennial design styles – from monocultural and static to dynamic and diverse. Workshop participants will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of these planning strategies and the consequences flowing from higher or lower maintenance.

How to adjust the plant selection according to the different patterns will be explained and how the pattern will influence the appearance and the atmosphere of the planting. With many practical examples of contemporary planting schemes and an introduction to the scientific background of habitat based planting design, the workshop will show you many possibilities to create beautiful, innovative and manageable landscapes.

Based on almost 20 years of research on different maintenance concepts for private gardens and public landscapes, the participants will learn about amounts of maintenance per year required for different planting schemes and most effective ways to preserve the ecological and aesthetic qualities of naturalistic plantings. Cassian will also include some additional practical considerations such as soil preparation, advantages of using engineered soils, using organic or mineral mulch layers and the best time for applying special maintenance regimes like mowing.

Price: 219 Eur

Price includes: coffee breaks and lunch.

Language: English. 

Discount: not applicable but specialist get 0 proc. VAT, read information below.

“Designing with Grasses and Sedges in Landscape Architecture” 

Date: 26th of August (Monday) from 10:00 to 16:30

Location: VU botanical garden, Kairėnų street 43, Vilnius

Grasses and Sedges are an indispensable and extremely versatile modern planting design element in landscape architecture. Through their delicate, linear appearance they can achieve a natural but also a more stylized effect. With beautiful autumn colours, elegant seed heads, stable winter structures and longevity, grasses are ideal plants for the urban green. With their volume they set contrasts to the architecture and act as spatial elements in individual position as well as in mass plantings in generous landscape designs.

The available range of grasses has increased significantly in recent years and thus the possibilities of design and application in various situations have increased considerably. The workshop participants will learn about the various potentials and design options in using grasses.

Cassian will demonstrate these options showing examples for good combinations and will give us an overview of the contemporary assortment of the most useful, reliable and attractive grasses for public designs as well as home gardens, categorized by different habitats (from full sun and dry habitats over fertile / mesic habitats to moister semi-shade and shade habitats) and different design functions (like prairie and steppe gardens). We will also learn about the importance of different growth categories (warm season/ cool season grasses) and growth / spreading habits of grasses and contrasting textures and structures.

Cassian will also include some additional practical considerations such as soil preparation, advantages of using engineered soils, using mineral mulch layers and the best time for planting and applying special maintenance regimes like mowing.

Price: 219 Eur

Price includes: coffee breaks and lunch.

Language: English. 

Discount: not applicable but specialist get 0 proc. VAT, read information below.

A few details before you decide

Groups are mixed – both specialists and amateurs participate together.

All attendees get the certificates of attendance.

A week before the workshops, all participants will get emails with the exact agenda, map, parking information, etc.

Workshop price and registration

Please register by clicking the Ticket button below.

Workshops with S.Nagle and C.Schmidt may be the subject for 0 percent VAT, if you are a specialist (landscape architect, designer, horticulturist). If you are one, we will count a lower fee for you. 

Coffee breaks are included to the price.

The workshop with Cassian Schmidt is a full-day seminar, so you will get lunch as well.