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Do You Feel Your Garden Is Too Small To Do Anything With?

Well, Think Again…

 

SmallGarden2Small gardens can look stunning with the right landscaping.

There are many simple tricks you can use to make your small garden look and feel larger, more interesting and even exciting!

Even if your garden is exceptionally tiny, it’s possible to totally transform it into a stunning space.

The trick is to get the design shape AND landscaping materials correct to utilise the available space you have in the best possible way.

If you’re like most people, chances are you’ve focused most of your efforts on choosing the plants and features you like, rather than on getting the useable spaces the right shape.

Whilst that is the logical thing to do, it doesn’t create good results.

Here’s why…

The Key to Creating a Great Looking Small Garden

Unless you shape your lawn/patio or deck area correctly and use the landscape materials in the right way, your garden will look smaller, disjointed and unattractive, no matter how many nice plants and features you add.

If the underlying shapes are not right, the garden can NEVER look as good as you want it to.

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So, for example, if you have a narrow garden, it needs different design shapes to a square or wide garden. Makes sense, doesn’t it? But which design shapes should you use for your garden? 

There’s a Formula for Designing Small Gardens

To answer that question I’ve created a really simple formula that you can use in any shape or style of garden, no matter how small, that will enable you to quickly and easily transform your small garden into the garden you’ve always wanted.

Before we get to the design formula, let me tell you a bit about who I am and how the design formula came about.

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 formula that allowed me to design any size, shape or style of garden, quickly and easily (shame they didn't teach that at college, it would have saved me years of hard work!)...

Designing Can be Problematic Though…

The problem is every garden and every person are different. What works in one garden for one person’s needs doesn’t work in the next. One garden might be crammed full of plants with level changes, and the next have nothing but a lawn and washing line.

The design principles we were taught at college, and you've probably read about in books, are hard to apply when every situation is so different.

So there was only one thing for it… I developed my own design formula. One that would work no matter what obstacles or type of garden it is.

I noticed over my years of struggling to design different gardens that there were patterns; some things that ALWAYS worked in certain sized and shaped gardens.

I also discovered that if you start the design process in a certain way, it makes it really easy to design any garden, no matter what is already there now.

Creating a beautiful garden is MUCH easier than you think...

Creating a great garden isn’t achieved by throwing money at it and hoping. If it was, everyone’s garden would be great. Plants alone won’t do it, no matter how pretty they are. See the example below:

Before-After The shape and way the materials work with one another is what has really made the big difference to the garden in the second picture; the plants are only the icing on the cake.

If we’d just changed the plants and not adjusted the shape of the lawn and patio, the garden wouldn’t look much better than in the first picture.

What Shape Is Your Garden?

Every garden is different. Some are long and narrow, others are wide, small, large, square, the list goes on. This is what can make designing your garden difficult. Long, narrow gardens for instance, need to be made to look wider and with points of interest throughout in order to look really good.

Over the years I discovered that each type of garden has a set of things that needs to be done in order to achieve a successful design. Certain design shapes are effective for different types of garden.

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For example, in the garden plan featured on the left, you'll see the shapes used have made this small garden look much bigger. The trick is to use the right shapes for your garden and requirements.

I passionately believe that the 'average' garden can and should be so much more than average, which is why in 2009 I went on a teacher training course so that I could effectively teach my design formula to others.

The formula I've created makes it easy for anyone to transform any type of garden.

Watch This Short Video to Learn More About the Small Garden Design Formula

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A Simple Solution…


It’s this simple design formula that I now teach in online garden design courses. I’ve created a course specifically on how to design a small garden – the downloadable course shows you step-by-step:

  • How to make any small garden look and feel larger
  • How to design a long or narrow garden
  • How to successfully design a short or wide garden
  • How to design a square or awkward shape garden
  • How to add the ‘WOW’ factor to your garden
  • How to tackle changes in level as well as create them in flat gardens
  • How to choose the right landscape materials
  • How to mix paving materials & create feature segments
  • How to position focal points and features effectively

The methods I teach are simple and easy to understand and implement, even if you are a complete novice when it comes to garden design.

I will show you how to transform a small garden into a lovely, exciting garden you’ll want to spend time in. The average garden can and should be so much more than average. With the right know-how applied in the right order, you’ll easily be able to improve your current garden.

SMALLGDN-formulaSURVEYcourseSMIncluded with the Small Garden Design Course is the ‘How to Survey Your Garden’ mini-course (which alone sells for £24.95) and this course shows you how to measure your garden and draw it to scale.

Having a scale plan to work from is vital to success, even in very small gardens. The course walks you through the entire process step-by-step with easy to follow instructions, cheat sheets and video tutorials.

If you’d like to learn the simple techniques you can use in your own garden, then the Small Garden Design Online Course is ideal to guide you step-by-step through everything you need to know.

Here's What Others Are Saying About The Small Garden Formula Course

Watch the video below to see how Hilary's garden turned out after the Small Garden Formula Course

Hi Rachel,

I must say, ever since I saw your videos  and your presentations online, I know instantly Successful garden design was the course for me. Many books I’ve read and I have never, even online,” about.com landscaping” have not truly explain the surveyor aspect or even the design process in great detail. Farther more, you have explain some stuff to us that a five year old child would have understand and copy your pattern. Thank you.”
Corrie – Trinidad
“I have found everything helpful and clear. I have found that it is helping me to think outside of the square and seeing your finished gardens as examples are a big help too. I have mentioned it [Small Garden Design Formula] to several friends.”
Ronda
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What is in the Small Garden Formula?

MODULE 1 

This module will get you started with the KEY concepts you need to know in order to be able to successfully create a stunning small garden. The module will also guide you through where to start and how to know which style of garden will suit your needs.

 

MODULE 2 

This module goes deeper into the ‘Shape First System’ that is the KEY to designing your small space garden correctly. Rachel will walk you through how the system works. She’ll also show you a formula that will make sure you get the proportions right for your small garden.

 

MODULE 3

In this module Rachel will demonstrate the rules for different shape and styles of garden. So if your small garden is long and narrow, how you arrange the shapes in your garden will be completely different to wide or square gardens. Awkward shape gardens also have their own rules.

 

MODULE 4 

In this Module Rachel will show you her cunning tricks to make small spaces look and feel larger. The types of materials you use and even subtle things like the direction you lay the paving or decking in, make a TREMENDOUS difference to how big your garden will look and feel.

 

MODULE 5 

This Module is all about how to add the ‘WOW’ to your small garden with adding features, lighting, in-built seating etc. The trick is to add things in a way that not only utilises the space well, but can also give you additional storage and create interest as the same time. At the end of the module are some ‘cheat sheets’ you can print off that cover all of the main design shapes and principles for each garden shape.

 

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BONUS – Survey Your Garden Mini-Course

Before you start the design process it’s really important that you have an accurate scale plan to work from. A scale plan will enable you to know that your design will fit you garden and work as you expect. You’ll also be able to order the correct amount of materials to build the garden. Drawing a scale plan isn’t as difficult as it sounds. There’s a pdf guide to download along with 4 short video tutorials to guide you through the entire process step-by-step. There’s also a bonus video included that will show you how to make a simple drawing board.

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Small Garden Formula Course Videos

iPad-small-design-courseThe 5 main course videos included in the Small Garden Formula will demonstrate the design principles covered in the course modules, in action.

The videos can be watched on your computer, iPad or other mobile device. You can also download smaller versions and watch them when you don’t have an internet connection.

Please note: It’s well worth watching all of the design videos, even if they are for different shape gardens to your own. You will still learn something important from each one!

1) Square shaped garden design – takes you through everything you need to know to be able to successfully design a square shape garden.

2) Long and Rectangle shaped gardens – in this video Rachel will walk you though the design principles you’ve read about that relate to long and rectangular shaped gardens. She’ll show you how to make them look wider and feel larger.

3) Wide Garden Design – in this video Rachel will demonstrate how the design principles you’ve learned, work in wide shape gardens. The shapes you use have to make the space look longer, she’ll demonstrate her cunning method for doing just that!

4) Awkward Shaped Gardens – this video covers how to tackle a garden that’s an odd or awkward shape. There’s a lot you can do with a garden that has an unusual shape, this video will show you what to do.

5) Design Troubleshooting Video – will show you how to avoid the main mistake that most people make with their garden and show you how to go about designing in the right way.

SURVEYcourseSMs SURVEY COURSE VIDEOS

1) How to Measure Your Garden – this video shows you several different methods to accurately measure your garden; the VITAL first part to creating a good design.

2) How to Survey Levels – this video will show you a few different methods for correctly working out changes in level in your garden.

3) Understanding Scale – this video will explain what scale is and how you choose the correct one for your garden plan.

4) Survey Drawing – in this video Rachel will show you how to put all your measurements on paper correctly, to scale, to create your base plan so you can start your design.

5) BONUS VIDEO – How to Make Your Own Drawing Board – this video will show you a really easy way you can make a temporary drawing board, without needing to spend a fortune on the real thing!

Get Started NowGet Access Now and Easily Create Your Own Garden Plan

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The course is completely online and you’ll be able to download all the course contents immediately after purchase. Please note: this is a written course with video tutorials not design software.

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 PDFs and video tutorials to guide you through everything you need to know in order to create a beautifully designed garden.

Gift-IdeasThe course will make a fantastic gift for anyone looking to improve their garden. If you have a friend or loved one that really wants to know all the secrets to creating a wonderful looking garden, this course is perfect for them. It’s delivered digitally to the recipient on the day of your choice. Simple, no gift wrapping required!

  • The course is suitable for both complete beginners and experienced gardeners.
  • In the course I will demonstrate how to design for any style and shape garden.
  • You don’t need any artistic ability whatsoever! Just follow the formula for your garden shape.
  • There’s no complicated design software to learn to use, just a simple step-by-step formula. The course can be completed over a weekend.
  • It’s also iPad and Android tablet compatible so you can learn anywhere, anytime!
  • All you’ll need is a pencil, some paper, a ruler and a tape measure to get going.
  • The course will save you a fortune on not buying the wrong things for your garden – plants really aren’t the answer.

There’s no waiting for the postman, the course is 100% online with instant access after purchasing.

Order the Great Garden Formula now in the box below

SMALLGDNformula2The Small Garden Formula online course, where international garden designer and no.1 best-selling Amazon author, Rachel Mathews, will reveal ALL her trade secrets to creating a stunning small garden. She’ll walk you through the simple method that she has developed over the last 20 years as a professional designer, that makes designing easy. 

Rachel’s design formula works on ANY shape or style of small garden, anywhere in the world.

SURVEYcourseSMsThe ‘How to Survey Your Garden’ course is also included as part of the Great Garden Formula, along with the video tutorials, that will show you exactly how to get your garden on to paper accurately, the vital first step to the design process.


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Including the 11 video tutorials that come with both the courses that will walk you through how to design each type of small garden – long/narrow, wide, square, awkward shaped. And the video tutorials on how to measure your garden accurately and create a scale plan (the vital first part of the design process).

  •  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 garden, 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 £97 ($147 USD)

Get Access NowFor only £97 GBP

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

Get Started NowFor only $147 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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My 60-Day Personal Money Back Guarantee

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

BUT, if you find the Great Garden Formula course isn’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.


How To Design A Small Garden – The Ultimate Online Garden Design Course!

“Learn the 7 step formula I use to create stunning gardens – without needing to be able to visualise or be a great artist.”Rachel Mathews, Successful Garden Design

Most people make the mistake of focusing on plants and not enough on design – creating a great garden is all about shape and how different elements work together.

The Small Garden Formula is an online garden design course. It enables those of us that aren’t naturally gifted artists or good at visualising to be able to design easily.

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 garden.

What makes the Small Garden 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 100% 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 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 10 video tutorials will guide you through the entire 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 design formula.

  • Your Style

    Rachel will show you step-by-step how to create a garden 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 your own garden. Just follow the simple formula laid out in the course.

  • No Software Needed

    There’s no complicated design software to learn to use, just a simple step-by-step formula. All you need is a pencil and paper and a tape measure!

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The Small Garden Formula at a glance - 2 great courses in 1

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  • 5 Fully Illustrated Colour, Downloadable PDF eBooks (over a 100 pages in total)SmallGDNCourseContents1
  • 5 Video Tutorials on Small Gardens & 6 on measuring & drawing a scale plan
  • BONUS videos on 'Designer Details'
  • Garden Ideas Photo Gallery Including Plans
  • Garden Survey Mini-Course worth £24.95
  • Online Support if you have a question

 

 

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The course is completely online and you’ll be able to download all the course contents immediately after purchase. Please note: this is a written course with video tutorials not design software.

Bear in mind the following...

If you were to hire Rachel, or another good designer, to come out and design your garden, the cost would be over ten times the 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 landscapes. 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 things 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!

Is the Small Garden Formula right for you?

iPad-small-design-courseIf you want to know EXACTLY how to create a great looking small garden, using all the tricks the professionals do, the answer is yes. But, if you are just looking for a ready made garden plan, then this is not for you. Whilst the course contains plenty of plans and photographs that you can use to get ideas from, the course is designed to teach you everything I know about 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’s main focus is on design, not plants. 

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In the Small Garden Formula you'll discover...

  • The key to creating a great garden – discover ONE simple thing you can do that creates 60% of the results. It’s very counterintuitive, which is why most people don’t think to do it.
  • Working out what you want in your garden – there is ONE thing that is VITAL to know to create a garden you’ll love, it’s subtle and surprising but important to know, and it has nothing to do with what plants and features you like…
  • Changes in level – learn how to turn a sloping garden into a great garden. There’s a RIGHT way to tackle level changes and a wrong way, most people get it TOTALLY wrong because of one thing.
  • Small gardens – discover how you can make a small space look DOUBLE the size with clever use of design lines and shape.
  • Awkward shaped gardens – discover a trick that EASILY disguises even the most awkward of angled boundaries and create a fantastic garden no matter what shape it is.

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 building their garden without properly planning it. Let's face it, how many people do you know with a really stunning garden?

Understanding how to use the design principles and in what order is the only way to successfully improve 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 shapes and sizes, you’ll be able to design all your future gardens when you move house.

Questions about the Small Garden 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 really simple design method that can be used to transform any size, shape or style of garden, quickly and easily.

  • 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 design techniques shown in the course work on any garden, anywhere! The principles of design do not change. The landscaping materials and 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 Small Garden 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 garden is nice and simple. I do cover some technical aspects, but in a way that’s not at all complicated.

  • 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 Small Garden Formula could be completed over a weekend, but I would recommend you take 2 weekends to allow time for the information to be fully absorbed. The survey course 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 design and offer advice on it?

    This isn’t something that’s included in the course, but as a Small Garden Formula student you can purchase a plan review service from Rachel at a reduced cost, if you want her to double check your design.

Do you have a question about the course that hasn't been answered here, or do you require an alternative payment method? If so get in touch with Rachel via the contact form below.

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Order the Small Garden Formula now in the box below

SMALLGDNformula2The Small Garden Formula online course, where international garden designer and no.1 best-selling Amazon author, Rachel Mathews, will reveal ALL her trade secrets to creating a stunning small garden. She’ll walk you through the simple method that she has developed over the last 20 years as a professional designer, that makes designing easy. 

Rachel’s design formula works on ANY shape or style of small garden, anywhere in the world.

SURVEYcourseSMsThe ‘How to Survey Your Garden’ course is also included as part of the Great Garden Formula, along with the video tutorials, that will show you exactly how to get your garden on to paper accurately, the vital first step to the design process.


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Including the 11 video tutorials that come with both the courses that will walk you through how to design each type of small garden – long/narrow, wide, square, awkward shaped. And the video tutorials on how to measure your garden accurately and create a scale plan (the vital first part of the design process).

  •  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 garden, 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 £97 ($147 USD)

Get Access NowFor only £97 GBP

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

Get Started NowFor only $147 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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