I've been moaning about my inability to put a decent garden design down on paper quite a bit lately and although I whipped up a basic scribble on some lined A4 paper last week to save myself from Mr TG's fantastical design, I have to admit that the design process made no sense to me whatsoever. So with that in mind you can imagine my excitement when I was checking out FB and saw a link to 'Successful Garden Design - A FREE garden design workshop', I clicked that link as quick as poop off a shovel and delved straight in to the videos.
If you are interested in re-designing your garden or designing a garden from scratch and have absolutely no clue where to start or no clue as to why all your previous attempts just look bitty or wrong or weird or - like mine - just plain embarrassing then you need to set a little bit of time aside to check out Successful Garden design website.
I never would have thought to use Google maps as a quick and easy way to get a basic garden plot to work from but Rachel shows you how in 'Getting started'.
'Session one' is a video approx 38 minutes long and within the first 10 minutes Rachel had shown me exactly where I had gone wrong with my design and why none of it flowed - or ever would.
'Session two' is a video approx 36 minutes long and I've yet to watch this one. I'll be doing so probably in the very early hours of the morning though because I need to see it before Mr TG and I hit the garden design in reality tomorrow.
Successful Garden Design
"I'm Rachel Mathews. I'm a professional garden designer with over 20 years experience. I'm hosting a FREE Garden Design Weekend Workshop online. Come and join me to discover the easy and inexpensive way to landscape your garden and create something you'll really love"
You’ll get to see a garden design from beginning to end, with lots of behind the scenes, simple, tips and trick you’ll be able to apply to your own garden.
Here’s What You’ll Learn in the Workshop
- How to design the perfect garden for your tastes, location and budget from beginning to end.
- How to avoid the BIGGEST mistake nearly everyone makes with their garden (and how to correct it if you already have)
- How to create a beautiful garden with a cunning trick that costs virtually nothing
- How to choose the right landscaping materials for your property and design style
- How to do a stunning makeover on an existing garden, without spending a fortune
Go for it, you have nothing to lose and lots to gain!