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Garden Design Planning and Planting Online Courses - the easy way to create stunning gardens!

Garden Design Planning and Planting Online Courses - the easy way to create stunning gardens!

Want to know all the tricks of the trade? Including the ones that professional garden designers usually leave out of their books?

Want to know all the tricks of the trade? Including the ones that professional garden designers usually leave out of their books?

International garden designer and Amazon no.1 best-selling author, Rachel Mathews, has been successfully designing gardens all over the globe for over 25 years. She’s put her wealth of experience and cunning designer tricks and shortcuts into a series of easy-to-follow online garden design courses. There’s something for everyone, from complete beginners to more experienced gardeners.

International garden designer and Amazon no.1 best-selling author, Rachel Mathews, has been successfully designing gardens all over the globe for over 25 years. She’s put her wealth of experience and cunning designer tricks and shortcuts into a series of easy-to-follow online garden design courses. There’s something for everyone, from complete beginners to more experienced gardeners.

Rachel infuses her passion for design into her courses, in a straight-talking format, devoid of the usual ‘designer babble’ that many garden design books confuse people with! Even if you’re the most brown-fingered of gardeners, after you’ve spent time with Rachel on a course or web class you won’t fail to be moved to do something special with your garden..

Rachel infuses her passion for design into her courses, in a straight-talking format, devoid of the usual ‘designer babble’ that many garden design books confuse people with! Even if you’re the most brown-fingered of gardeners, after you’ve spent time with Rachel on a course or web class you won’t fail to be moved to do something special with your garden..

First, watch the video to find out the differences between the courses offered. Then click on the images or titles below to find out more...

First, watch the video to find out the differences between the courses offered. Then click on the images or titles below to find out more...

All the garden design courses are ONLINE and can be downloaded to a computer, iPad or Android tablet – that way you can learn at home or on the move.

All the garden design courses are ONLINE and can be downloaded to a computer, iPad or Android tablet – that way you can learn at home or on the move.

Watch the video below to see the differences between the courses

Watch the video below to see the differences between the courses

Follow our tried and tested Garden Design Formula

Follow our tried and tested Garden Design Formula

The Great Garden Formula is our professional level garden design course. It’s designed for aspiring garden designers as well as qualified designers wishing to improve their skills. It's also suitable for serious home gardeners who really want to learn all there is to know about garden design. The course is suitable for complete beginners but it is a BIG course, so if you’re looking for something quick to do in a weekend, then the mini-courses might be better options (such as the Small or Fast-Track Garden Formulas).

The Great Garden Formula is our professional level garden design course. It’s designed for aspiring garden designers as well as qualified designers wishing to improve their skills. It's also suitable for serious home gardeners who really want to learn all there is to know about garden design. The course is suitable for complete beginners but it is a BIG course, so if you’re looking for something quick to do in a weekend, then the mini-courses might be better options (such as the Small or Fast-Track Garden Formulas).

The Great Garden Formula course is totally online, so you don’t need to leave your home to do it. It consists of written materials in downloadable PDFs as well as video tutorials to guide you through everything you need to know to create a beautifully designed garden. Don’t worry if you aren’t a naturally gifted artist or you find it hard to visualise, this course will enable you to design easily. Packed full of Rachel’s cunning design tricks and trade secrets, you won’t find another garden design course anywhere that will help you as much – that’s guaranteed!

The Great Garden Formula course is totally online, so you don’t need to leave your home to do it. It consists of written materials in downloadable PDFs as well as video tutorials to guide you through everything you need to know to create a beautifully designed garden. Don’t worry if you aren’t a naturally gifted artist or you find it hard to visualise, this course will enable you to design easily. Packed full of Rachel’s cunning design tricks and trade secrets, you won’t find another garden design course anywhere that will help you as much – that’s guaranteed!

The Great Garden Formula course includes the survey course plus the 5 Minute Plant Expert. The courses take you from steps 1-8 (pro level) on the Successful Garden Design pathway graphic (see further down this page). Step 9 is achieved by following the Plant Design Formula.

The Great Garden Formula course includes the survey course plus the 5 Minute Plant Expert. The courses take you from steps 1-8 (pro level) on the Successful Garden Design pathway graphic (see further down this page). Step 9 is achieved by following the Plant Design Formula.

Combining plants to create stunning borders

Combining plants to create stunning borders

Learn about the aesthetics of plant design and how to choose which plants to put together to create stunning plant combinations. This simple to follow, yet in-depth course guides you step-by-step to complementing different garden styles, from contemporary through to more traditional styles and everything in between.

Learn about the aesthetics of plant design and how to choose which plants to put together to create stunning plant combinations. This simple to follow, yet in-depth course guides you step-by-step to complementing different garden styles, from contemporary through to more traditional styles and everything in between.

The Plant Design Formula teaches you how to place plants to come up with stunning combinations that look good all year, not just for a few weeks in the summer! Rachel shows you a very simple, but somewhat counterintuitive technique for combining plants – surprisingly it has absolutely nothing to do with flowers OR foliage - and you don’t need to know the name of a single plant to use her simple Plant Design Formula – that’s why it’s perfect for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced gardeners.

The Plant Design Formula teaches you how to place plants to come up with stunning combinations that look good all year, not just for a few weeks in the summer! Rachel shows you a very simple, but somewhat counterintuitive technique for combining plants – surprisingly it has absolutely nothing to do with flowers OR foliage - and you don’t need to know the name of a single plant to use her simple Plant Design Formula – that’s why it’s perfect for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced gardeners.

Small gardens can look amazing. But first it’s best to know about the simple tricks that professional designers use to make small gardens look and feel larger, as well as more functional and interesting.

Small gardens can look amazing. But first it’s best to know about the simple tricks that professional designers use to make small gardens look and feel larger, as well as more functional and interesting.

In this easy step-by-step course, Rachel explains how to design different shaped small gardens though an an illustrated downloadable PDF guide accompanied by her video tutorials. You also get to see a comprehensive garden ideas gallery, featuring small garden plans and photos which are sure to give you additional inspiration.

In this easy step-by-step course, Rachel explains how to design different shaped small gardens though an an illustrated downloadable PDF guide accompanied by her video tutorials. You also get to see a comprehensive garden ideas gallery, featuring small garden plans and photos which are sure to give you additional inspiration.

Included is the Survey Formula course

Included is the Survey Formula course

This course is like a 'lite' version of the pro Great Garden Formula. The Fast-Track Formula covers all sizes and shapes of gardens and takes you through the entire planning process. Learn how to tackle any type of long, wide or square shape garden, from really wide and square  through to irregular and awkward shapes. This course contains approximately double the number of design plans contained in the Small Garden Formula course.

This course is like a 'lite' version of the pro Great Garden Formula. The Fast-Track Formula covers all sizes and shapes of gardens and takes you through the entire planning process. Learn how to tackle any type of long, wide or square shape garden, from really wide and square  through to irregular and awkward shapes. This course contains approximately double the number of design plans contained in the Small Garden Formula course.

This Design Formula also includes the Survey Course.

This Design Formula also includes the Survey Course.

You really don’t need to know a lot about plants or their names in order to get the right ones for your garden. Some simple short-cuts enable you to decide what conditions certain plants like. This is the cheat’s guide to becoming a ‘Plant Whisperer’!

You really don’t need to know a lot about plants or their names in order to get the right ones for your garden. Some simple short-cuts enable you to decide what conditions certain plants like. This is the cheat’s guide to becoming a ‘Plant Whisperer’!

The Plant Design Formula (above) concentrates on how to make plants look good together, while the 5 Minute Plant Expert focuses on how to choose the right plants to suit your soil and growing conditions.

The Plant Design Formula (above) concentrates on how to make plants look good together, while the 5 Minute Plant Expert focuses on how to choose the right plants to suit your soil and growing conditions.

Rachel shares the knowledge that enables her to successfully design gardens all over the world, often using plants she’s never seen before. This online mini-course helps you identify which plants suit your garden and comes with 5 video tutorials as well as the downloadable mini-course, plus a series of ‘cheat sheets’ to help you learn faster.

Rachel shares the knowledge that enables her to successfully design gardens all over the world, often using plants she’s never seen before. This online mini-course helps you identify which plants suit your garden and comes with 5 video tutorials as well as the downloadable mini-course, plus a series of ‘cheat sheets’ to help you learn faster.

(Please note: This course is included as a FREE bonus to the main Great Garden Formula Course).

(Please note: This course is included as a FREE bonus to the main Great Garden Formula Course).

Without the correct measurements, you risk the whole of your garden’s planning phase going completely to pot! Video tutorials show you how to measure and scale draw a garden plan – a vital part of successfully planning your garden.

Without the correct measurements, you risk the whole of your garden’s planning phase going completely to pot! Video tutorials show you how to measure and scale draw a garden plan – a vital part of successfully planning your garden.

*This course is INCLUDED free with ALL our design courses

*This course is INCLUDED free with ALL our design courses

Courses comparison chart

Courses comparison chart

*The estimated times to complete the courses are approximate and vary from person to person, depending on learning style and time available.

*The estimated times to complete the courses are approximate and vary from person to person, depending on learning style and time available.

Not computer savvy? No problem! You don’t have to learn any difficult software. All you need is some paper, a pencil, an eraser, a ruler and a tape measure and you will be ready to design a garden properly.

Not computer savvy? No problem! You don’t have to learn any difficult software. All you need is some paper, a pencil, an eraser, a ruler and a tape measure and you will be ready to design a garden properly.

Not artistic either? You will be glad to know that the methods taught in all the Successful Garden Design courses are so simple and straightforward that anyone can follow them.

Not artistic either? You will be glad to know that the methods taught in all the Successful Garden Design courses are so simple and straightforward that anyone can follow them.

LONG DISTANCE LEARNING GARDEN DESIGN COURSES

LONG DISTANCE LEARNING GARDEN DESIGN COURSES