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Would You Like to be Able to Create Stunning Plant Borders in Your Garden?

How to Combine Plants For Beautiful Borders...

  • Have you found that no matter how many gorgeous plants you purchase, when you get them home and place them in your garden, they just don’t look as good as you hoped?
  • Have you tried moving plants from one part of the garden to another, still not getting the look you’re after?
  • Or have you managed to get a nice planting scheme together but it only lasts a week or two before the garden looks boring again?

The Art of Plant Design...

Putting plants together well is a real art form. It’s one that’s taken me, as a professional garden designer, years to get right. To begin with I made the classic mistakes that most people make, despite my professional training!

The biggest mistake you can make is choosing plants for their flowers. It’s hard not to, but when you think about it, if a plant spends more time without flowers than with them, then it does make sense not to choose a plant solely on its flowers. So obviously you should choose plants for their foliage then, right?

No.

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Whilst choosing plants based on their leaves does help a bit more than just choosing something for the flowers, it still doesn’t entirely solve the planting plan problem. Clarity is the key. It can be very difficult to get real clarity in the planting scheme.

How you place plants next to one another is vital if you don’t want it to look like an uninteresting messy mass of leaves when things aren’t flowering. The trick, I discovered, was more to do with the overall aspects of a plant and how you place certain characteristics together that creates really stunning planting schemes.

I have a very simple but effective method I use to choose which plants I place next to one another. Despite the actual method of choosing which plants to put next to one another being simple, there is still a lot to think about if you want to achieve great results.

RACHEL-AUTHORI’m Rachel Mathews and I've been an international garden designer for over 20 years. In that time, I’ve transformed every conceivable shape, style and size of garden from rolling acres to the tiniest of courtyards.

When I first learned garden design I found the process difficult. Despite the formal training, qualifications and all the books I read, there didn't seem to be a simple formula to follow. So, after many years of struggling, I developed my own formulas that allowed me to design any size, shape or style of garden and planting schemes.

Can you imagine it?

 

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It can be quite hellish to try and hold in your mind and IMAGINE the size, shape, flowering time, colour, texture and growing conditions of just one plant, let alone trying to imagine what a WHOLE border of plants will look like next to one another!

There are some simple tricks you can use to make this MUCH easier. As well as things you can do to help you visualise the end results, so you no longer have to try to imagine it all.

I’ve put all the knowledge I’ve gained in the last 20 years as a professional, international, garden designer and refined it down into a simple step-by-step formula that anyone can follow, regardless of their plant knowledge or artistic ability (in fact the less plant knowledge you have, the better the results will probably be).

The Plant Design Formula is an online course that takes away all the stress and guesswork out of choosing which plants go well with one another.

Tried and tested combinations...

I will also give you my best tried and tested planting combinations that you can use as a starting block for your own scheme. These ‘Core Combinations’ are the KEY professional designers use to create fabulous planting schemes.

If you’ve always craved a stunning looking planting scheme, but just didn’t know how to achieve it, then the Plant Design Formula will show you how to create the perfect planting scheme like a professional designer, WITHOUT having to go through the years of training!

The Plant Design Formula will show you many cunning tricks and cheats that will enable you to finally get plant borders you can be really proud of.

There’s techniques that will even transform your existing garden without needing to move a single plant, unless you want to of course. So no matter where you are starting out from, the Plant Design Formula will get you where you want to go with your planting borders.

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How To Create Stunning Planting Combinations – The Ultimate Online Plant Design Course!

“Learn the formula I use to create stunning planting schemes – You don't need to know much about plants, either!” Rachel Mathews, Successful Garden Design

In the Plant Design Formula I will show you how to create the perfect planting plan for your garden. No matter what style or size of garden you have, no matter what is there now.

The online training materials are a mix of colourful written guides packed full of pictures to explain the key points as well as a series of video tutorials to explain the concepts further. I also give you access to my customisable colour photo plant database spreadsheet to help make choosing plants even easier.

The course is totally online so you don’t even need to leave your house to do it. It’s a mix of fully illustrated written materials in downloadable and printable PDFs along with video tutorials to guide you through everything you need to know in order to create a beautifully designed planting scheme.

Take the tour of the Plant Design Formula course - click on the tabs below

What is in the Plant Design Formula?

Plant Design Formula Course

MODULE 1 – The dos and don’ts of plant design

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In this first module you will learn where to start with planning your planting scheme along with the 4 Steps to achieve a great planting plan. I will also discuss some very helpful plant choosing tools that will make finding the right plants for your garden much easier. We will also cover some tips on how to get past dealing with the dreaded latin plant names!

 

PlantDesignMod2CovSMMODULE 2 – The 5 key elements of stunning planting schemes

In this second module we look at the five key factors that really make a planting scheme look great. I’ll give you tips on how to make sure you easily incorporate these five key elements into your planting plan so you can achieve great results, like a professional garden designer, simply and easily.

 

PlantDesignMod3CovSMMODULE 3 – Creating different garden styles

Once you know what the principles of plant design are, it’s now time to discover how you create different garden styles by changing the way you combine plants and the key plants associated with different garden styles. In this module I will give you a Style Guide that shows you how to create every garden style from contemporary through to traditional, formal styles and everything else in between.

PlantDesignMod4CovSMMODULE 4 – The planting plan system

In this module you’ll learn the system that brings everything you’ve learned in the previous modules together. This system will make sure you achieve the results you want with your planting scheme. You’ll also learn some cunning and very simple visualisation tricks that will help you to ‘see’ how the finished planting scheme will look in your garden.

PlantDesignMod5CovSMMODULE 5 – Useful tips for creating a truly stunning garden

In this module I reveal all the tricks I use as a professional designer to make an established planting border look good without moving a single plant! I’ll also tell you all the tricks of the trade for purchasing plants at a discount, making sure you get the varieties you want and how to plant your garden on a tight budget.

PLANTdatabaseADDT’L BONUS – Customisable plant database

I’ll show you how to create your own plant database using a simple Excel spreadsheet. I’ll even include mine with nearly four hundred plants already in it. You can then search through plants for colour, size, type – eg. evergreen, etc to enable you to choose plants quickly and easily.

There are also 6 video tutorials included – click on the tab at the top to learn more about the video tutorials.

Click here to go top and click on video tab to see what’s in each of the videos included

Plant Design Formula Course Videos

PlantDesignCover11The 6 main course videos will help demonstrate all the principles you’ll learn in the written PDF modules.

There are 3 videos on how create a planting plan, 1 video on how to draw and colour your planting scheme and 2 videos on how to use plant databases to help you search for the right plants for your garden.

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1) Plant Design in Action! – takes you through how to start your planting scheme. This video features how to combine quite hot colours: reds, oranges with striking complimentary colours like purple and acid greens.

2) Plan Drawing and Colour – in this video Rachel will walk you though how to draw your planting up like a professional. She’ll share all her secrets for how to do sketches and also create a colour plan, so you can see how everything will look in your garden.

3) Contemporary Planting with a Natural Twist – in this video Rachel will demonstrate how to create a more soft and natural planting style, with a modern feel. 

4) Different Planting Styles – this video covers how to design garden styles from formal through to exotic using the same basic design layout but just changing the plant types you use, makes the garden look and feel completely different.

5) Plant Design Spreadsheet – this video will show you how to use the plant database so you can search for plants of a particular colour, size, shape etc and also how you can add plants to the spreadsheet.

6) Plant Finding Tool – this video shows you how to use a free online plant database tool that allows you search for the right plants for your garden. You can choose plants by the month they flower, soil conditions and much more.

 

To help give you further inspiration for your garden, there are a selection of plant photograph galleries, that are included with the courses.

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  • Main Plant Gallery
  • Planting Combinations

Searchable Plant Database

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Included with access to the Plant Design Formula is Rachel’s personal plant database spreadsheet.
This will enable you to sort plants by colour, size, shape, height, hardiness zones and more, which will really speed up your plant choosing process.

There’s a video included in the course that will show you how to work this simple spreadsheet and how to add your own plants to it. You will need Microsoft Excel to open it.

 

Please Note: Whilst I do give away my templates for great planting schemes, this isn’t a ‘done for you, out of a box’ planting scheme. This course is for people who want to learn EXACTLY how they can create a planting plan that will suit their tastes, style and garden. Every person and situation is different, that’s why you can’t just pick a planting design out of a book!

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What makes the Plant Design Formula unique...

  • Learn Anywhere!

    It’s also iPad and Android tablet compatible so you can learn anywhere, anytime from the fully illustrated pdfs and the video tutorials.

  • Learn at Your Own Pace

    The course is all online so you can learn at a pace that suits you and go through the course materials as many times as you wish.

  • Design Formula Works Worldwide

    It doesn’t matter where in the world you live, the planting and design principles you’ll learn in the course will work in ANY garden.

  • Video Tutorials and Written Content

    Along with 6 main colour pdfs, the six video tutorials will guide you through the entire plant choosing and design process step-by-step.

  • No Experience Necessary

    The course is suitable for both complete beginners and experienced gardeners. All the basics are covered in this unique plant choosing and design formula.

  • Your Style

    Rachel will show you step-by-step how to create a planting scheme that’s perfect for your tastes and style, that WON’T blow your budget.

  • No Artistic Skill Needed!

    You don’t need to be a great artist in order to design a great planting scheme for your garden. Just follow the formula laid out in the course.

  • No More Guessing

    Both these courses will help take the guess work out of choosing the right plants for your garden. The step-by-step formula will transform how you combine plants.

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The Plant Design Formula shows you HOW to combine plants to create stunning combinations.

PlantDesignCover11The Plant Design Formula – focuses on the aesthetics of plant design and will show you how to choose which plants to put together to create stunning planting combinations. This simple to follow, but in depth course, guides you step-by-step on how to create planting schemes to suit different garden styles from modern and contemporary through to traditional styles and everything in between.

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The course includes 6 video tutorials that walk you through, step-by-step, everything that is involved with creating the perfect planting scheme for your garden. The videos will also demonstrate how to create different garden

styles from modern, natural through to formal and traditional.

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There’s also access to Rachel’s personal plant database, with nearly 400 plants cataloged by colour, size, shape, growing conditions and many more. You can add your own plant photos to the database to personalise it to suit your needs.

  • Including the 6 garden plant types and garden combination photo galleries
  •  The ENTIRE course is ONLINE so there is NO waiting for the postman. You will be emailed your course login details immediately after purchase.
  •  Have the satisfaction of designing your own planting scheme, at a fraction of the cost of hiring a professional designer AND the knowledge and skills to help your friends and family with their gardens if you wish.

Buy now for only £197 ($297 USD)

Get Plant Design FormulaFor only £197 GBP

OR if you’d prefer to pay in $ USD use the button below

Get Plant Design FormulaFor only $297 USD

CALL +44 (0)1223 96 9912 (UK NUMBER) if you have a question about the course or email Rachel here.

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Here's what others have to say about the Plant Design Formula Online Course

Hello Rachel, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I love, absolutely love every single one of your [Plant Design Formula] class/video/module. I can’t get enough…:-) You are a great teacher. You explain how to do certain things in a very easy way. All the videos are clear and it’s very easy and entertaining to watch (wish that all my years of classes was like this….I would never miss a class). I like how you set up the module in PDF first and then you follow with a video. Basically, I like… I love everything that I purchased from you! Thank you for being so talented!

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Bear in mind the following...

If you were to hire Rachel, or another good designer, to come out and design your planting scheme, the cost would be over five times the normal cost of the course. So, it’s exceptional value because you will have a new skill that you can use every time you move house and have a new garden to develop.

You will have the satisfaction and enjoyment of being able to easily design both your front and back landscape planting schemes. You'll even be able to help friends and family with their gardens as well, if you so wish.

The amount you will save yourself on not buying the wrong plants for your garden will EASILY pay for this course over and over again.

You'll be able to create a garden that is the best on the block, at a fraction of the price that most people end up paying for (often, sub-par) landscaping. But even more satisfying is you'll have been able to do ALL the planning yourself!

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My 60-Day Personal Money Back Guarantee

I personally guarantee that you WILL create a much better garden, if you follow my plant design formula, than if you go it alone with the usual ‘trial and error’ gardening approach.

BUT, if you find the courses aren’t right for you, for any reason, you can have a full refund within 60 days. This guarantee is Paypal backed. Just email me via the website contact form and I will issue you with an immediate refund, in full.

Is Plant Design Formula Course right for you?

ipadPLANTDFI'm not going to kid you. Creating a REALLY good planting scheme does take some time. It's not a 5 minute job.

My formula WILL make it easier and speed the process up.  It will also make SURE you put the right plant in the right place, in a way that compliments the surrounding plants.

If you're not someone that likes to sit down and plan things, then this ISN'T for you! I would recommend you get the Plant Design Workshop instead, which is about 1hr long and covers the basics without going in depth.

If you want to know EXACTLY how to create a great garden, using all the tricks the professionals do, then this is for you. But, if you are just looking for a ready made garden plan, then this is not for you. Whilst the course contains plans and photographs that you can use to get ideas from, the course is designed to teach you everything I know about plant design so that you can design for yourself.

There is a 60-day, full money back guarantee with the course, so you are welcome to try it out and see if you like it.

Please note: The course is COMPLETELY online and comes in an easy to download format.

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In the Plant Design Formula you'll discover...

  • How to avoid the most common planting mistakes. HINT it's not what leaves or flowers a plant has that creates good results! It’s something very counterintuitive, which is why most people don’t get it right.
  • Learn a step-by-step method for creating stunning planting schemes. As well as ALL the tricks professional garden designers use.
  • Learn a cunning trick that will enable you to rescue a chaotic planting scheme without needing to move a SINGLE plant!
  • Create a planting scheme that looks good ALL year round and discover how you can make your flowering combinations last for months on end.
  • Garden planting styles – learn how a subtle combination of plants can create ANY garden style you choose from modern to formal, tropical to desert or Islamic to Oriental style.

Getting It Wrong Is Expensive And Time Consuming

piggy-bankYou can spend a lot of money on your garden and still NOT have it look good, which is frustrating, not to mention a waste of time and money. So many people plough ahead with planting their garden without properly planning it. Let's face it, how many people do you know with really stunning planting borders, that good all year, not just for the summer?

Learn how to properly combine plants as well as recognise which ones will successfully grow in your garden without the expense of trial and error.

This one time investment will give you the skill and confidence to make your garden beautiful. It makes a big difference knowing something will work rather than hoping. And because the course covers how to tackle gardens of all types, you’ll be able to design all your future gardens when you move house.

Questions about the Plant Design Formula online course

  • q-icon Do I need much gardening knowledge to use the techniques covered in the course?

    No. Absolutely not. The course is designed to show both complete beginners and experienced gardeners a simple plant combining method that can be used any garden.

  • q-iconWhat time and day does the course start?

    The course is 100% online, with immediate access. So you can view it any time that is convenient for you, as many times as you want.

  • q-icon I live in the southern hemisphere, will your course still be relevant for me?

    Yes. The plant design techniques shown in the course work on any garden, anywhere! The principles of combining do not change, just the plant varieties do. The plants will need to suit your location but the underlying framework of good design is a constant and not location specific.

  • q-icon I'm an experienced gardener, will I really learn anything new?

    You will definitely learn something new. The methods I teach in the Plant Design Formula are ones that I’ve developed over the last 20 years as a professional garden designer, so you won’t have come across them anywhere else. Good design is a completely different skill to gardening. What you’ll learn in the course will enhance your existing knowledge.

  • q-iconHow long does it take for the course to arrive?

    The course is 100% online, so there’s no waiting for the postman. It’s instant access after your payment has gone though and you’ve clicked on the link contained in the welcome email, you’ll be sent your login information.

  • q-iconI’m not a professional landscaper, I just want to improve my own dull garden! Is this going to be really technical?

    The method I use to design a planting scheme has layers. It is both simple in concept and complex at the same time. I break it down in a way that allows you to choose just how in depth you want to go.

  • q-iconHow long does it take to complete the course?

    That will depend on how much time you devote to it each week and your individual learning style. As a rough guide, the main design section of the Plant Design Formula could be completed over 1 weekend, but I would recommend you take at least 2 weekends to allow time for the information to be fully absorbed. The 5 Minute Plant Expert that are also included with the course can also be completed over a weekend.

  • q-iconDoes the course include a certification or qualification?

    No. The course has been primarily designed for homeowners who wish to improve their own garden without needing to attend a college course for weeks on end, so there is no qualification. That being said, I have had a lot of landscape professionals who’ve done the course and say that they’ve learned more from it than their professional certified training courses!

  • q-iconWhat happens if I get stuck on part of the course and need help?

    You can ask Rachel any questions you have about the course material in the member’s area of the website.

  • q-iconWill you be able to look at my final planting plan and offer advice on it?

    This isn’t something that’s included in the course, but you can purchase a plan review service from Rachel, if you want her to double check your scheme.

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The Plant Design Formula shows you HOW to combine plants to create stunning combinations.

PlantDesignCover11The Plant Design Formula – focuses on the aesthetics of plant design and will show you how to choose which plants to put together to create stunning planting combinations. This simple to follow, but in depth course, guides you step-by-step on how to create planting schemes to suit different garden styles from modern and contemporary through to traditional styles and everything in between.

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The course includes 6 video tutorials that walk you through, step-by-step, everything that is involved with creating the perfect planting scheme for your garden. The videos will also demonstrate how to create different garden

styles from modern, natural through to formal and traditional.

PLANTdatabase

There’s also access to Rachel’s personal plant database, with nearly 400 plants cataloged by colour, size, shape, growing conditions and many more. You can add your own plant photos to the database to personalise it to suit your needs.

  • Including the 6 garden plant types and garden combination photo galleries
  •  The ENTIRE course is ONLINE so there is NO waiting for the postman. You will be emailed your course login details immediately after purchase.
  •  Have the satisfaction of designing your own planting scheme, at a fraction of the cost of hiring a professional designer AND the knowledge and skills to help your friends and family with their gardens if you wish.

Buy now for only £197 ($297 USD)

Get Plant Design FormulaFor only £197 GBP

OR if you’d prefer to pay in $ USD use the button below

Get Plant Design FormulaFor only $297 USD

CALL +44 (0)1223 96 9912 (UK NUMBER) if you have a question about the course or email Rachel here.

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