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What's in the Fast-Track Garden Formula?

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INCLUDED in the course are 11 core videos, and 9 BONUS videos. There are also garden picture galleries for additional inspiration.

INCLUDED in the course are 11 core videos, and 9 BONUS videos. There are also garden picture galleries for additional inspiration.

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  • no complex software required
  • no complex software required
  • suitable for both beginners & experienced professionals
  • suitable for both beginners & experienced professionals
  • suitable for any shape of garden
  • suitable for any shape of garden
  • methods taught work anywhere in the world
  • methods taught work anywhere in the world
  • 100% online - works with computers & mobile devices
  • 100% online - works with computers & mobile devices

Learn garden design from home without expensive years of study

Learn garden design from home without expensive years of study

The Fast-Track Garden Design Formula - Online Course

Learn the simple step-by-step formula to designing a gorgeous garden

The Fast-Track Garden Design Formula - Online Course

Learn the simple step-by-step formula to designing a gorgeous garden

The Fast-Track Garden Design Formula is the simple way of learning garden design to a professional level (in weeks not years). 

International garden designer Rachel Mathews has put her 25 years of experience designing every conceivable shape and size of garden into a simple step-by-step formula. She's designed in countries all over the world including the UK, Malaysia the USA, Australia, Africa, Switzerland and Spain, to name a few.

The Fast-Track Garden Design Formula is the simple way of learning garden design to a professional level (in weeks not years). 

International garden designer Rachel Mathews has put her 25 years of experience designing every conceivable shape and size of garden into a simple step-by-step formula. She's designed in countries all over the world including the UK, Malaysia the USA, Australia, Africa, Switzerland and Spain, to name a few.

Learn the pattern, not the theory...

Learn the pattern, not the theory...

Traditional teaching methods rarely use practical how-to steps. Trying to learn how to design from academic theory takes a long time and entails lots of trial and error and frustration.

A simpler and faster method is to study what works in certain types of gardens. For instance, long, narrow gardens require a completely different design layout from wide, square or awkward shaped gardens.

Traditional teaching methods rarely use practical how-to steps. Trying to learn how to design from academic theory takes a long time and entails lots of trial and error and frustration.

A simpler and faster method is to study what works in certain types of gardens. For instance, long, narrow gardens require a completely different design layout from wide, square or awkward shaped gardens.

Meet the course tutor, find out about the course & view examples of student designs

Meet the course tutor, find out about the course & view examples of student designs

FUNDAMENTAL

  • 100% online - start anytime
  • Lifetime access to the course
  • 5 downloadable design course PDFs 
  • 11 fast-track design VIDEO tutorials
  • 9 BONUS video tutorials
  • Garden inspiration galleries
  • BONUS Survey Formula Course
  • BONUS Garden Style Wizard Software

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£297 

($399 USD)

FUNDAMENTAL

  • 100% online - start anytime
  • Lifetime access to the course
  • 5 downloadable design course PDFs 
  • 11 fast-track design VIDEO tutorials
  • 9 BONUS video tutorials
  • Garden inspiration galleries
  • BONUS Survey Formula Course
  • BONUS Garden Style Wizard Software

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£297 

($399 USD)

ADDITIONAL

  • 100% online - start anytime
  • Lifetime access to the course
  • 5 downloadable design course PDFs 
  • 11 fast-track design VIDEO tutorials
  • 9 BONUS video tutorials
  • Garden inspiration galleries
  • BONUS Survey Formula Course
  • BONUS Garden Style Wizard Software
  • BONUS 5 Minute Plant Expert Course (£49)
  • BONUS Plant Design Formula Course (£197)
  • FEEDBACK from Rachel - on your design plan (£249 if purchased separately) 

£597 

($799 USD)

ADDITIONAL

  • 100% online - start anytime
  • Lifetime access to the course
  • 5 downloadable design course PDFs 
  • 11 fast-track design VIDEO tutorials
  • 9 BONUS video tutorials
  • Garden inspiration galleries
  • BONUS Survey Formula Course
  • BONUS Garden Style Wizard Software
  • BONUS 5 Minute Plant Expert Course (£49)
  • BONUS Plant Design Formula Course (£197)
  • FEEDBACK from Rachel - on your design plan (£249 if purchased separately) 

£597 

($799 USD)

Choose how you want to learn

Choose how you want to learn

Click here for monthly payment options

Click here for monthly payment options

About the course tutor - Rachel Mathews, founder of Successful Garden Design

 

I've been an international garden designer for over 25 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 must confess 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 that cut through all the formalities and made things clear and easy.

So, after many years of struggling, I developed my own formula. 

I learned that there were patterns; some things that ALWAYS worked in certain sized and shaped gardens. And that's what I teach at Successful Garden Design...​

Proven methods that work anywhere in the world. This course is a fast-track course that will take years off of your learning curve and enable you to create a design like a pro.

The Formula enables anyone 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 so many years of hard work and struggle!).

About the course tutor - Rachel Mathews, founder of Successful Garden Design

 

I've been an international garden designer for over 25 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 must confess 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 that cut through all the formalities and made things clear and easy.

So, after many years of struggling, I developed my own formula. 

I learned that there were patterns; some things that ALWAYS worked in certain sized and shaped gardens. And that's what I teach at Successful Garden Design...​

Proven methods that work anywhere in the world. This course is a fast-track course that will take years off of your learning curve and enable you to create a design like a pro.

The Formula enables anyone 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 so many years of hard work and struggle!).

Who is the Fast-Track Garden Formula Design Course for?

  • Aspiring garden designers wanting to take the first step towards a new career 
  • Qualified designers wishing to fast-track their skills to the next level
  • Landscapers wanting to learn design without spending years at college
  • Keen hobbyists wanting to learn everything about garden design

Who is the Fast-Track Garden Formula Design Course for?

  • Aspiring garden designers wanting to take the first step towards a new career 
  • Qualified designers wishing to fast-track their skills to the next level
  • Landscapers wanting to learn design without spending years at college
  • Keen hobbyists wanting to learn everything about garden design

MODULE 1

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.

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 

MODULE 2 

Delve deeper into the ‘Shape First System’ that’s KEY to successfully designing your small garden. Rachel walks you through how the system works while showing you a formula to getting the proportions right for any garden.

Delve deeper into the ‘Shape First System’ that’s KEY to successfully designing your small garden. Rachel walks you through how the system works while showing you a formula to getting the proportions right for any garden.

MODULE 3 

MODULE 3 

Rachel demonstrates the rules for different design shapes and styles of garden. So if the garden is long and narrow, how you arrange the shapes will be completely different to those in wide or square gardens. Awkward shaped gardens also have their own rules.

Rachel demonstrates the rules for different design shapes and styles of garden. So if the garden is long and narrow, how you arrange the shapes will be completely different to those in wide or square gardens. Awkward shaped gardens also have their own rules.

MODULE 4 – The Great Garden Formula

MODULE 4 – The Great Garden Formula

In this Module Rachel will show you her cunning tricks to make 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.

In this Module Rachel will show you her cunning tricks to make 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 

MODULE 5 

This Module is all about how to add the ‘WOW’ to your 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.

This Module is all about how to add the ‘WOW’ to your 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.

ADDT’L BONUS – Survey Your Garden Mini-Course

ADDT’L BONUS – Survey Your Garden Mini-Course

Before you start the design process, it’s really important to have an accurate scale plan to work from. That way you will know that your design fits your garden accurately. You’ll also be equipped to order the correct amount of materials to build your garden. Drawing a scale plan isn’t as difficult as it sounds. The downloadable PDF guide and 4 short video tutorials guide you through the entire process step-by-step. There’s also a BONUS video included that shows you how to make a simple drawing board.

Before you start the design process, it’s really important to have an accurate scale plan to work from. That way you will know that your design fits your garden accurately. You’ll also be equipped to order the correct amount of materials to build your garden. Drawing a scale plan isn’t as difficult as it sounds. The downloadable PDF guide and 4 short video tutorials guide you through the entire process step-by-step. There’s also a BONUS video included that shows you how to make a simple drawing board.

FAQs

Q: How long does it take to complete the course?

That depends on how much time you devote to it and your individual learning style. 

We recommend at least 10 days (1-2 hrs per day) to complete the course, which allows for practice as well as study time. 

Some people romp through the course quicker than shown on the timeline, others prefer to take longer.

FAQs

Q: How long does it take to complete the course?

That depends on how much time you devote to it and your individual learning style. 

We recommend at least 10 days (1-2 hrs per day) to complete the course, which allows for practice as well as study time. 

Some people romp through the course quicker than shown on the timeline, others prefer to take longer.

Q: What 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: 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: I live in the southern hemisphere, will your course still be relevant for me?

Yes. The design techniques shown in the course are applicable to any garden, anywhere! The principles of design do not change. The landscaping materials and plants need to suit your location but the underlying framework of good design is a constant and not location specific.

Q: Does the course include CAD training?

No, not at the moment. Though the design principles you'll learn in the course can be used with any computer aided design software. Rachel recommends learning to design without CAD initially as it's quicker and easier when the focus is on design principles rather than complex software. 

Q: How long does it take for the course to arrive?

The course is 100% online, so there’s no waiting needed. You will get instant access after your payment has gone though and you’ve clicked on the link contained in the welcome email. You will  be sent your login information usually within 10 minutes.

Q: Will you be able to look at my final design and offer advice on it?

This isn’t something that’s included in the Fundamental level of the course, but as a Fast-Track Design Formula student, if you want her to double check your design, you can purchase a plan review service from Rachel at a reduced cost. However in the Additional level students will get one-to-one feedback on their design plans.

Q: I'm an experienced gardener, will I really learn anything new?

You will definitely learn something new. The methods I teach in the Fast-Track Design Formula are advanced ones that I’ve developed over the last 25 years as a professional garden designer. What you’ll learn in the course will enhance your existing current skills and speed up your design process.

Q: What 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: 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: I live in the southern hemisphere, will your course still be relevant for me?

Yes. The design techniques shown in the course are applicable to any garden, anywhere! The principles of design do not change. The landscaping materials and plants need to suit your location but the underlying framework of good design is a constant and not location specific.

Q: Does the course include CAD training?

No, not at the moment. Though the design principles you'll learn in the course can be used with any computer aided design software. Rachel recommends learning to design without CAD initially as it's quicker and easier when the focus is on design principles rather than complex software. 

Q: How long does it take for the course to arrive?

The course is 100% online, so there’s no waiting needed. You will get instant access after your payment has gone though and you’ve clicked on the link contained in the welcome email. You will  be sent your login information usually within 10 minutes.

Q: Will you be able to look at my final design and offer advice on it?

This isn’t something that’s included in the Fundamental level of the course, but as a Fast-Track Design Formula student, if you want her to double check your design, you can purchase a plan review service from Rachel at a reduced cost. However in the Additional level students will get one-to-one feedback on their design plans.

Q: I'm an experienced gardener, will I really learn anything new?

You will definitely learn something new. The methods I teach in the Fast-Track Design Formula are advanced ones that I’ve developed over the last 25 years as a professional garden designer. What you’ll learn in the course will enhance your existing current skills and speed up your design process.

Garden Style Wizard Software

A great online tool for assessing your customers’ tastes. Simply show your clients the series of images in the Wizard and it will work out their style for you, and email you a report which you can print out. The Garden Style Wizard is particularly helpful if you don't have an extensive portfolio of work to show your clients.

Garden Style Wizard Software

A great online tool for assessing your customers’ tastes. Simply show your clients the series of images in the Wizard and it will work out their style for you, and email you a report which you can print out. The Garden Style Wizard is particularly helpful if you don't have an extensive portfolio of work to show your clients.

FUNDAMENTAL

  • 100% online - start anytime
  • Lifetime access to the course
  • 5 downloadable design course PDFs 
  • 11 fast-track design VIDEO tutorials
  • 9 BONUS video tutorials
  • Garden inspiration galleries
  • BONUS Survey Formula Course
  • BONUS Garden Style Wizard Software

d

£297 

($399 USD)

FUNDAMENTAL

  • 100% online - start anytime
  • Lifetime access to the course
  • 5 downloadable design course PDFs 
  • 11 fast-track design VIDEO tutorials
  • 9 BONUS video tutorials
  • Garden inspiration galleries
  • BONUS Survey Formula Course
  • BONUS Garden Style Wizard Software

d

£297 

($399 USD)

ADDITIONAL

  • 100% online - start anytime
  • Lifetime access to the course
  • 5 downloadable design course PDFs 
  • 11 fast-track design VIDEO tutorials
  • 9 BONUS video tutorials
  • Garden inspiration galleries
  • BONUS Survey Formula Course
  • BONUS Garden Style Wizard Software
  • PRO DESIGNER FORMULA course
  • BONUS 5 Minute Plant Expert Course (£49)
  • BONUS Plant Design Formula Course (£197)
  • FEEDBACK from Rachel - on your design plan (£249 if purchased separately) 

£597 

($799 USD)

ADDITIONAL

  • 100% online - start anytime
  • Lifetime access to the course
  • 5 downloadable design course PDFs 
  • 11 fast-track design VIDEO tutorials
  • 9 BONUS video tutorials
  • Garden inspiration galleries
  • BONUS Survey Formula Course
  • BONUS Garden Style Wizard Software
  • PRO DESIGNER FORMULA course
  • BONUS 5 Minute Plant Expert Course (£49)
  • BONUS Plant Design Formula Course (£197)
  • FEEDBACK from Rachel - on your design plan (£249 if purchased separately) 

£597 

($799 USD)

Click here for monthly payment options

Click here for monthly payment options

Choose how you want to learn

Choose how you want to learn