Native Plant Garden Design


Date: October 17, 31, and November 14, 2009

Time:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Theodore Payne Foundation, 10459 Tuxford Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352 (map)

Registration: Pre-registration is required. These dates are currently booked to capacity. Theodore Payne Foundation offers this course taught by Cassy Aoyagi and other landscape designers throughout the year. Please call (818) 768-1802 to waitlist or enroll in an upcoming course.

Cost: $135 members, $180 nonmembers; $195 member couples, $255 nonmember couples.


This comprehensive three-session course for home gardeners will cover:

  • a sound foundation in the design process
  • the importance of sustainability
  • design styles
  • how to model a garden after patterns in nature
  • devising a base/plot plan
  • hardscape materials, irrigation, soils, and more

The instructor, FormLA Landscaping President Cassy Aoyagi is a board member of the Theodore Payne Foundation, which strives to increase knowledge about and use of native California plants.