Mapping, Planning and Designing Your Own Garden

Get ready to witness the magic unfold in your very own backyard. Welcome to the world of garden design!

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey of creating a garden that reflects your unique vision and transforms your outdoor space into a bountiful and beautiful haven? Look no further! This short online course is designed to unlock your gardening potential and empower you to design a stunning, personalized garden that brings joy and tranquility to your life.

Throughout this course, we will take you step-by-step through the essential elements of mapping, planning, and designing your dream garden, ensuring that every aspect is carefully considered and executed.

You will begin by unlocking the secrets of soil, learning about soil composition, fertility, and amendments to create the perfect foundation for your thriving garden. Understanding the soil is fundamental to nurturing healthy plants and maximizing their growth potential.

Next, we will dive into the world of garden mapping, strategic planning, and design. You will learn how to create a blueprint that optimizes space, flow, and functionality, transforming your outdoor area into a harmonious blend of beauty and practicality. By mapping out your garden, you’ll be able to visualize the final result and ensure that every plant and feature finds its rightful place.

Understanding your garden’s aspect, climate, and water availability is crucial to successful design. We will guide you in navigating these factors, ensuring that you make informed decisions about plant selection and design choices that suit your specific conditions. Embracing nature’s gifts and optimizing them to your advantage will lead to a flourishing, sustainable garden.

Building on this foundation, we will delve into the creation of vegetable beds and dedicated spaces for perennial plants. By incorporating these features, you will embark on a journey of self-sufficiency, enjoying the fruits of your labour and relishing in the beauty and bounty of your very own garden.

Finally, we will guide you in measuring your plot accurately and bringing the entire design together. You will learn how to select and install plants and maintain your garden for long-term success. Your vision will come to life as you witness the transformation of your outdoor space into a captivating sanctuary that reflects your unique style and passion.

The course material is a mixture of videos, activities and some written information. You’ll also be able to grab the video transcripts if you prefer to read or require an accessible option. Our videos have the option to include auto-generated closed captions if you wish to watch and read at the same time.

Enrol now in “Mapping, Planning and Designing your Own Garden” and embark on an exciting journey of creativity, growth, and transformation. Let’s create gardens that not only captivate the eye but also nourish the soul and connect us with the beauty of the natural world.



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  • Welcome and getting started
    • Welcome!
    • How to use this course
    • Resources and equipment
  • Mapping, planning and design
    • Intro to mapping, planning and design
    • Soil
    • Measuring your plot
    • Aspect, Climate and Water
    • Design Elements
    • Beds & Raised Beds
    • Design – bringing it all together
Ash Ash

Mapping, Planning and Designing Your Own Garden