Sander’s Long Garden in Holland – GGF student design Part 1

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 and the garden is nearly 3x longer than the width making it quite a narrow space to deal with.

He followed all of the design methods and recommendations set out in the Great Garden Formula perfectly. Doing so created lots of interest and the all important side-to-side movement which makes the garden look and feel wider.


Part 2 – the finished garden

sander-pondNext week we’ll show you the how the finished garden looked. In the meantime, here’s a cheeky sneak peek photo of the pond area!

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About Rachel Mathews

Professional international garden designer for over 20 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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