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 Pinterest board of flowers/foliage you love. Then scrap (at least) half of the pictures when you make your final design to avoid a mish-mash.
2. Don’t be scared to try again, again and again. I made 6 designs before I was happy (you can see the final design in part 1).
3. Prepare your soil well. I had a layer of 25cm of heavy clay in my garden replaced by a mix of potting compost and garden soil.

The Garden’s First Summer


How Sander Achieved Such Great Results…

Many thanks to Sander for sharing his first garden design with us. If you’d like to do the online training course he did – the Great Garden Formula online course. You can find out more details about that here:





Rachel Mathews
Rachel Mathews

Professional international garden designer for over 30 years. My mission is to de-mystify garden design and make it easy for people to successfully design their own garden - without needing to spend a fortune!

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