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
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Planning a garden, no matter where in the world you are located, is the same process. Garden design principles are always consistent. Materials and plants, of course, change from one location to another, but not design. To demonstrate this, 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 … [Read more...] about Garden Design Plan – 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
This garden case study shows what has been achieved in an incredibly short amount of time (just over 3 months)... Though, there is something about this one that is even more incredible than that, see if you can spot it and I'll tell you at the end so you can see if you're right! Here's what Christine had to say about her design process for her small space garden: I moved … [Read more...] about Small Garden Case Study – Christine’s Design
In the beginning... Our garden is part of a brand new property on a brand new estate of houses. As part of the purchase the garden was turfed and had an L shape of paving/patio. It was essentially a blank canvas for us to bring our personality to it, which you think would make the design process easy but it is also means that you don't have a great deal to work with. The … [Read more...] about Small Garden Case Study – Hilary’s garden
The conversation started like this: "Hi Rachel!!! I'm so lucky to have found you! You have such a knack for teaching the RIGHT information, quickly and in the right way. It's clicking immediately (you should see the garden I designed for my cousin, just after watching the free videos... Imagine what I'll be able to do after taking your courses)." As you can imagine, this … [Read more...] about Trisha’s 1st Garden Plan – design case study
In the last garden case study, we featured a small front garden makeover, a reader had created after watching the Garden Design Workshop. The garden we're looking at today is from a Great Garden Formula course student called Ingrid, living in Ontario, Canada. Ingrid started her garden just 2 years ago, with NO previous design experience of any kind. She had created … [Read more...] about Garden Case Study – ‘Blank Canvas’ Backyard Transformation (SGD student)
I get so excited when people send me photographs of what they've done in their garden from what they've learned here at Successful Garden Design. So I'm thrilled to be able to share with you a really simple front garden makeover that one of our readers is in the process of doing. So these are the plans that Nicole, from Washington DC, has drawn up after watching just the … [Read more...] about Front Garden Makeover – SGD Reader’s Plans