Even if your garden is exceptionally tiny, it’s possible to totally transform it into a stunning space.
The trick is to get the design shape and landscaping materials correct to utilise the available space you have in the best possible way.
If you’re like most people, chances are you’ve focused most of your efforts on choosing the plants and features you like rather than on getting the useable spaces the right shape. Whilst that is the logical thing to do, it doesn’t create good results. Here’s why…
Also, every garden, no matter how small, has to have a design structure that works with its individual shape. So, for example, if you have a narrow garden, it needs different design shapes to a square or wide garden. Makes sense, doesn’t it? But which design shapes should you use for your garden?
I’m Rachel Mathews and I’ve been an international garden designer for the last 20 years, and in that time I’ve designed hundreds of small gardens in every shape and style imaginable. But when I first started my career I found designing gardens quite a struggle, even after all the professional training and reading book after book on landscape design.
The problem is every garden and every person are different. What works in one garden for one person’s needs doesn’t work in the next. One garden might be crammed full of plants with level changes, and the next have nothing but a lawn and washing line. The design principles we were taught at college and you read about in books are hard to apply when every situation is so different. So there was only one thing for it… I developed my own formula. One that would work no matter what obstacles or type of garden it is.
I noticed over my years of struggling to design different gardens that there were patterns; some things that ALWAYS worked in certain sized and shaped gardens. I also discovered that if you start the design process in a certain way, it makes it really easy to design any garden, no matter what is already there now.
The methods I teach are simple and easy to understand and implement, even if you are a complete novice when it comes to garden design.
I will show you how to transform a small garden into a lovely, exciting garden you’ll want to spend time in. The average garden can and should be so much more than average. With the right know-how applied in the right order, you’ll easily be able to improve your current garden.
Included with the Small Garden Design Course is the ‘How to Survey Your Garden’ mini-course which alone sells for £24.95 and this course shows you how to measure your garden and draw it to scale. Having a scale plan to work from is vital to success, even in very small gardens. The course walks you through the entire process step-by-step with easy to follow instructions, cheat sheets and video tutorials.
If you’d like to learn the simple techniques you can use in your own garden, then the Small Garden Design Online Course is ideal to guide you step-by-step through everything you need to know.
The course is completely online and you’ll be able to download all the course contents immediately after purchase. Please note: this is a written course with video tutorials not design software.
Or in USD ($79.95)
The course will make a fantastic gift for anyone looking to improve their garden. If you have a friend or loved one that really wants to know all the secrets to creating a wonderful looking garden, this course is perfect for them. It’s delivered digitally to the recipient on the day of your choice. Simple, no gift wrapping required!
Or in USD ($79.95)
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Corrie – Trinidad
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