Rural Design

Gardening General

2-hour online class. From design to plant material, rural landscaping IS different. If you can, work with a scale drawing of your existing yard. We'll begin with what you have now and work through a design, step-by-step. The focus will be on larger perennials, trees, shrubs and vines that "fit" a more expansive rural landscape where water may be limited.

$20 plus GST for a 2 hour, live-streamed class. Registration is for a single student in one household. If multiple students will be viewing from the same location, each additional student is $10. Course fees are non-refundable.

Class times are in Saskatchewan time - CST, no daylight savings. Registration closes one hour before the class starts. Register here or email us at Office hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and any emails after this time will be answered the next business day.

About your Instructor

Retired as the horticultural specialist of the University of Saskatchewan, Sara Williams is author and co-author of many gardening books: Creating the Prairie Xeriscape; Best Trees and Shrubs for the Prairies; Best Groundcovers and Vines for the Prairies; Gardening, Naturally: A Chemical-free handbook for the Prairies and The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo: A Photographic History. She also was the founding editor for The Saskatchewan Gardener magazine (now known as The Gardener or, previously, Gardener for the Prairies). Sara holds a B.A from the University of Michigan in English and History as well as a B.Sc. (with great distinction) and M.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan in Horticulture. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015 and was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2013. She helped initiate the University of Saskatchewan Master Gardener Program and coordinated it for many years. She gardens on 5 acres of sand near Saskatoon.


This class is offered in an online, live-stream format that you can access from your computer, phone or tablet. Your distance class will include your instructor and their presentation live on-screen and the ability for you to ask questions through the course chat. You will not receive a recording nor handouts for this class, but we're confident you will get good educational value.

Event Details

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM CST
Online: Zoom platform


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