[DESIGN SHOW 2] – How to Design a Garden


This Garden Design Show episode features the first quick-sketch challenge. In ten minutes or less, Rachel will come up with as many ideas as she can for a viewer’s garden in the UK.

You’ll be able to see how to plan a garden from scratch and how important correctly dividing the space in your garden is. Rachel will show you how to make your garden look more visually interesting by using some cunning design tricks. She’ll also show you how you can get a feel of the perspective, to help you visualise how your finished garden will look.

She will also discuss the costs of getting your garden built as well as how you can reduce costs to work to your budget. This episode also covers how to create a low-maintenance garden, that suits your home and tastes.

Rachel will also give you the answer to the question featured in the last episode and tell you how you can submit your garden to be featured as part of the show.

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?

If you’d like your garden to be featured for the quick sketch design challenge, enter your details here: http://www.successfulgardendesign.com/contact/. Subscribe via the Successful Garden Design YouTube channel (iTunes coming soon).

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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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  1. Successful Garden Design says:
  2. Really enjoying your show! I am sharing them on one of my boards on Pinterest! Cheers

  3. I'd like to see a garden which has plenty of space for children to play – to play football, put up tents, ride their bikes etc.

  4. Eileen Sproule says:

    EXCELLENT! I am pinning this as well. Good Job Rachel! Your a natural. 🙂

  5. Hello
    Thank you for your show – you fit so much into a short segment – I could watch it all day if it were longer!
    What I would love to see is some designing with rectangles/squares and how to link those. I have an area
    that is rectangular and it to me is much harder to get it to “fit” with the rest of the garden than had it been a
    circle/oval ( I must be a circle person intrinsically !).
    Kind regards and all the best for 2014 and your show
    Joanna (Australia)

    • Hi Joanna,

      Thanks so much for your comments, the garden I’m planning to feature in episode 5 (due out on 14th Feb) has rectangles, so hopefully that will help you… though, you can usually get circles to work in most circumstances, so if they are you favourite, I would still try them.

      Best wishes

      Rachel

  6. Hi Eileen – thank you, I will try to get a larger garden with plenty of space featured on the show soon.

  7. Christine Gorman says:

    Hi Rachel,

    I’ve tried sending a plan of my garden (which I think got through) but I don’t think the picture made it. Mine is a large garden which I would like to have a large space left for the boys to kick the football around and not have to put up with me moaning about them damaging my plants., and an area for colourful planting and private relaxation where we can’t be seen by neighbours. It would be interesting to see what you could come up with in your 10 minute sketch.

    Christine

  8. Kim Halyak says:

    I'd like to see gardens dedicated to edibles–but done with beautiful design

  9. Spookily enough Kim, that what's the very next episode covers – edibles in a modern garden – check back on Tuesday to view it!

  10. kevin kelly says:

    your audio is missing

    • Successful Garden Design says:

      +kevin kelly Hi Kevin – try refreshing the page, that should do it. The audio is there.

  11. nirav dinmali says:

    Thanks a lot. I am going to do my own garden design (15 meters by 65
    meters) for the first time ever and I was unable to think how to think :-).
    Your videos are much more practical then anything else I have seen and
    read.

  12. nirav dinmali says:

    Thanks a lot. I am going to do my own garden design (15 meters by 65 meters) for the first time ever and I was unable to think how to think :-). Your videos are much more practical then anything else I have seen and read.

  13. 3bdura7man says:

    Wow! Such beauty!
    I was lost where to start in designing my landscape!
    Now I had a clue😅
    Thank you very much

  14. Nachatar Dhaliwal says:

    Great videos but the voice only comes through in left channel. music is
    through both so definitely a production issue

    • Successful Garden Design says:

      +Nachatar Dhaliwal Thank you for your comment and I am glad you enjoyed the videos. We will definitely work on the quality of the production. Thank you 🙂

  15. Nachatar Dhaliwal says:

    Great videos but the voice only comes through in left channel. music is through both so definitely a production issue

  16. RobWhittlestone says:

    Hi Rachel I just discovered your channel and subscribed. We are close to
    buying a new house in Switzerland and are looking to provide character for
    our very plain rectangular plot next to Bauhaus style house. The design
    aspect is absolutely key! You made that point crystal clear! Brilliant! We
    anticipate a mix of materials for the hard landscaping – wooden deck,
    jurassic limestone, and maybe granite. We’re aiming for a lush hideaway as
    well as a formal part as key elements. Initially on 2 sides at least it
    will be open land. It’s going to be fun trying to create this!
    Thank you for this great series! All the best, Rob with Danièle

    • Successful Garden Design says:

      Thank you so much Rob and Daniele. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the video and found it helpful. Thank you again and best of luck with your garden 🙂

  17. RobWhittlestone says:

    Hi Rachel I just discovered your channel and subscribed. We are close to buying a new house in Switzerland and are looking to provide character for our very plain rectangular plot next to Bauhaus style house. The design aspect is absolutely key! You made that point crystal clear! Brilliant! We anticipate a mix of materials for the hard landscaping – wooden deck, jurassic limestone, and maybe granite. We’re aiming for a lush hideaway as well as a formal part as key elements. Initially on 2 sides at least it will be open land. It’s going to be fun trying to create this!
    Thank you for this great series! All the best, Rob with Danièle

  18. sujanith tottempudi says:

    thank you, for the wonderful description. would you also do balcony
    gardens?

    • Sampath K says:

      Its insane that you are using Buddhas picture for personal profile. Please dont ruin such a great philosophy.

  19. sujanith tottempudi says:

    thank you, for the wonderful description. would you also do balcony gardens?

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  21. Alison J Brown says:

    Very talented! Some lovely ideas. Thank you.

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