The Successful Garden Design Show is a landscape design programme that will take you behind the scenes of what REALLY makes a garden look great. Professional garden designer and best-selling Amazon author, Rachel Mathews, will show you her secret formula to transforming your garden quickly and easily, without needing to spend a fortune.
The fortnightly landscaping show will be a mixture of dissecting designs Rachel has done for clients, the quick-sketch design challenge, where Rachel will design a viewer garden on the show. There will also be episodes featuring Rachel visiting some of the best gardens around Europe and beyond.
So if you're looking for landscaping ideas for your garden, the Garden Design Show is the perfect way for you to see exactly what can be done to enhance your garden using Rachel's simple, but effective, garden design ideas.
[GDS 23] Great & not so great British gardens
And if you'd like to attend the free fast track garden design training mentioned, go to: https://www.successfulgardendesign.com/freeclasses/ and choose the class that suits your garden.
In this episode Rachel continues her tour of Great British gardens and shows what to do and more importantly what not to do in your garden!
To see more photos of the gardens featured in this episode, head on over to: https://www.successfulgardendesign.com/show23/
[GDS 18] Changes in level and wide garden design
In this episode designer Rachel Mathews from Successful Garden Design shows you how to tackle gardens with changes in level. She'll show you how to divide the space to make the terraces look great.
If you'd like to see more about the Great Garden Formula 3.0 course, please visit: http://greatgardenformula.com/
[GDS] 17 - Roof Terrace plus Small Garden Ideas
In this episode Rachel and the Successful Garden Design team look at how to create a stunning roof terrace garden. How to choose the right plants and how to correctly plan a small space garden.
To get access to the Small Garden Secrets FREE video series, please visit: https://smallgardenformula.com/secrets
To visit Casa Aire de Lecrin guest house go to: http://www.casa-aire-de-lecrin.com
Designer Ali Conway shows some ideas for awkward shape gardens.
In the travel segment Rachel visited Genalgaucil for garden sculpture ideas. And Jüzcar for the smurfs!
Recommended places to eat: http://www.hbenarraba.com near Gaucin and Genalgaucil.
http://www.lagarganta.com near El Chorro (gorge and lakes) for the Caminito del Rey walk (you'll need a good head for heights!).
Sorry if the video quality is a bit poor - computer had a major issue and wouldn't render it so it's a screen recording of it playing!
[GDS 16] Small gardens and Chelsea Flower Show highlights
For more info on how to design small gardens visit: http://smallgardenformula.com
In this episode garden designer Ali Conway takes you on a tour of the World's premier gardening event, the Chelsea Flower Show that was held in London last month. You'll be able to see all the latest trends from top designers in garden design.
Sticking with the theme of smaller space gardens, designer Rachel Mathews will help a friend do a roof terrace makeover and show you just what can be achieved by rearranging the space a bit.
Rachel will also give you some ideas for balcony gardens from the lovely Spanish village of Jimena de la Frontera.
[GDS 15] Planting ideas, long and wide garden plans
To see more about the Great Garden Formula 3.0 visit: http://www.greatgardenformula.com
In this episode Successful Garden Designers Rachel Mathews and Ali Conway walk you round the Cambridge Botanic Gardens to look at how to effectively repeat plant in your garden.
They also show designs they have been working on for a long garden and a wide garden.
If you'd like to visit the Cambridge Botanic Garden, take a look at their website: http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/Botanic/Home.aspx
You can contact Trisha (just outside of Chicago) from Roots Nursery here: http://rootsnursery.com/
Show notes are at: http://www.successfulgardendesign.com/show15/
[GDS 14] Patio shapes that improve your garden
You can check out the Great Garden Formula at http://www.greatgardenformula.com
Does your patio look the way you want? Does it work with the rest of your garden or is it dull and boring?
The SHAPE of your patio makes such a difference to the overall look of your garden. It's often THE most overlooked aspect of garden design.
In this episode, international garden designer, Rachel from Successful Garden Design, critiques some design layout plans and offers solutions on how to improve designs.
Find out how to design a great looking patio for your garden in this brand new Garden Design Show episode...
Brilliant Garden Design Videos
These garden design videos are great - they translate theory into practice. I might spend hours reading my garden design books and then watch Rachel’s videos to find the core lessons condensed into a real design. Really informative and inspiring. Rachel presents very different garden styles and approaches to design (blank canvas vs makeover) and she has a lovely engaging style of presenting.
A wonderful first episode
If you are considering redesigning your garden then this is the perfect channel to subscribe to. With clear photos, plans and perspective drawings, Rachel takes you through the steps for designing a garden with some challenging changes in level and a shallow shape. She talks about how to select feature lighting.
I will be reading the show notes and watching the next episode.