We featured Sam's garden last year. To refresh your memory, here's what she started out with... Sam says "I completed Rachel's Great Garden Design Formula during the winter of 2015-16 and spent every minute of every waking hour imagining what my completed garden could look like. I got the chance to build it in spring 2016 and when it was finished, I couldn't believe that … [Read more...] about Sam’s stunning garden – update
HALL OF FAME - your gardens!
I always love it when people send in photos of their gardens after doing one of our garden design courses. This garden is no exception... With NO previous design experience, Anne and her husband have done a tremendous job transforming their boring front yard into a beautiful garden... I'll now pass you over to Anne to tell you about her garden... "In November, my … [Read more...] about Small Front Garden – SGD Student Anne Fries, Melbourne
I'm very pleased to be featuring Wolfgang's garden in this week's SGD Student Hall of Fame. Wolfgang lives in Germany and this is the garden he had to contend with once the house was completed! Yikes! What to do with a garden like this? Firstly: LEARN ABOUT GARDEN DESIGN (if you're going to DIY). The best way, and of course I would say this, is to buy an online garden … [Read more...] about Modern, awkward shape garden design – Wolfgang’s garden
Normally, the SGD Student Hall of Fame is for gardens designed by you - on this occasion I'm slightly breaking it as I designed this one, live, in the Wide Garden Workshop we did in Oct 2015... The reason I'm including it is because the owner, Howard built the garden, with no previous experience as a 'retirement project'! Be Honest, How Good Does Your Garden Look in the … [Read more...] about Wide Garden Design – Howard’s Garden Update
In part 1 looking at SGD student Sander's long modern garden design in Holland we focused on his design. Now we're going to see how the garden turned out... And Sander's going to share his top 3 tips he learnt from designing and building his garden... Garden Construction Sander's Top Tips for Creating a Successful Garden Design! 1. If you are a plant-a-holic: make a … [Read more...] about Long Modern Garden Design – Part 2
Nothing thrills me more than seeing what complete amateurs, with no garden design experience are able to achieve after they've done one of our online garden design courses.** It makes me feel like a very proud mum, especially when they come up with something like this... (click on image below to view video tour of Sander's design). The Design Plan Sander is in Holland … [Read more...] about Sander’s Long Garden in Holland – GGF student design Part 1
I'm very pleased to share with you the plan of SGD student Vicki Szokolay who is 58 years old and has recently completed our main garden design course - the Great Garden Formula. I will now pass you over to Vicki to explain her design... Design plan concept The Location The plan is for a future garden in Howick which is a small town in South Africa, close the huge … [Read more...] about Garden Design Student Plan from South Africa
Introducing an amazing couple - Rae & Geoff - who not only designed their own garden but built it too! I'll let them talk you through their garden project... 1) Why did we want to redo our garden? Our existing garden was essentially a long path to the shed at the back of it: it was boring; long and narrow; quite hard and cold looking; and didn't suit our lifestyle … [Read more...] about Long, Narrow & Odd Shape Garden – Rae & Geoff’s Design
I'm excited to bring you another SGD student design - this time for a stunning rooftop garden for the English Garden Future Fund competition. Gillian's design has been shortlisted for a chance to study garden design at the world-famous Inchbald School of Design with course fees paid! I'll now pass you over to Gillian, a passionate gardener, to tell you about her … [Read more...] about Award-Winning Rooftop Garden Design?
I love it when our SDG design students come back and tell us how they've got on, this time in particular because I think we could all do with a bit of positivity with all the global events of the past few weeks... Sam is in the UK and had no prior experience of gardens or designing before she embarked on our Great Garden Formula course... I'll leave it to Sam to tell you … [Read more...] about Garden Transformation – GGF Design Student – Sam Cowen