[DESIGN SHOW 12] – Garden Focal Points & Plant Border Tips

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In this episode garden designer Rachel Mathews discusses how to correctly position garden statues, sculptures and focal points. You can see the rest of her interview with artist and author Kitty Harri in the Andalusian sculpture garden in Otivar near Granada in Spain.

Rachel will then give you her tops tips on positioning focal points from a garden designer’s perspective. She’ll show you how you can make your garden look bigger and more interesting by the correct placement of the focal points you use.

Cheeky Plant Border Tips

You will also find out how to do a really simple trick that enables ANY plant border to instantly look better without the need for moving any plants or doing any gardening whatsoever!

Online Garden Design Courses

To take a look at the design courses Rachel mentioned, before the prices go up, go to: http://www.successfulgardendesign.com/courses/

What Would You Like to See Covered in Future Shows?

I’d love to get your ideas for future shows so that this can be as beneficial to you as possible. Leave a comment me know what topics you’d like me to delve into in future episodes in the comment boxes below?

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If you’d like to see more about the online garden design courses Rachel mentions, visit: http://www.successfulgardendesign.com/courses/

Other News

The Digestion Sessions that Rachel told you about in the somewhat unexpected ‘Health Segment’ in the last design show episode, are now available to watch for FREE until 23rd November – don’t miss them! http://goo.gl/nLQcjo Truly fascinating insights from some amazing doctors, nutritionists & functional medicine practitioners.




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!


  1. Successful Garden Design says:

    Top tips on placing garden statues and a very cheeky trick to improve ANY
    planting scheme (without needing to move a single plant!)

  2. OM Best Gardens says:

    I like it 🙂 looking forward to see more of your lessons.

  3. viktor laurmaa says:

    It would be interesting to see how to design large country home garden. Our
    garden is about 8000 m2. I suppose that general approach is same. Link
    different objects and etc. However there are differences.

  4. Canberra Larchitect says:

    I might watch this if the audio wasn’t garbage and only on the left speaker

  5. Peter Nelson says:

    Thank you, nice episode about focal points, I am always inspired after
    watching, I am very Greatfull

  6. I`d sure love to see some ideas and plans for edible landscaping that incorporate items such as greenhouses, raised beds for growing vegetables, fruit trees & berry vines. You seem so busy now, but if you`re interested in utilizing my prairie landscape you are more than welcome!

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