September 29, 2023


New Estate

SGD Scholar Backyard at RHS Tatton Park Flower Present – Profitable Backyard Design

3 min read

I really like getting emails like this…

After finishing your Profitable Backyard Design Course, I gained the arrogance to enter a backyard design competitors.

Thanks on your fab course, with out which I’d not be considering a profession become backyard Design.

The transient was to design a ‘planet-friendly backyard’ that needed to have a connection to the place I stay. I selected the Wirral shoreline as my theme. Myself and a pair of others from Radio Merseyside and Radio Lancashire have been chosen. The gardens have been then constructed by Lee Bestall & Co, and so they did a wonderful job.

The unique design was 6×4 m. However the RHS determined the plot could be round so Lee rejigged the designs to suit into a 3rd every of the circle. They really labored properly and made a extremely good function on the present.

This backyard, constructed of stone, gravel, grit and sand, accommodates natural-style planting and a water function. This function is a rain backyard, which is fed from a downspout hooked up to a shed behind the backyard.

The rain backyard is a sequence of three linked upcycled metal water tanks or troughs, that overflow and drain right into a swale that runs all the way down to the entrance of the backyard. The boundary is manufactured from upcycled scaffold boards, which additionally function within the seating space that accommodates two star-gazing chairs and is accessed by a grit path.

The crops are wind and salt tolerant and located in coastal areas within the North West. My backyard is impressed by the west coast of the Wirral Peninsula in Merseyside, the place I’ve lived all my life. I take pleasure in strolling, operating and biking across the Wirral shoreline and love the pure great thing about this space.

I attempt to do my bit for the surroundings by being as eco-friendly as I can and after I found the idea of the rain backyard ( which filters away heavy downpours to keep away from flash flooding), I used to be very eager to include this concept into my backyard. I consider this low-maintenance design, that doesn’t ‘price the earth’, could be doable to recreate in most small gardens, and I hope it evokes those that see it to have a go at making their very own.

The side of your course that helped me most was the components and technique of getting began with the usage of form, type and construction onto the paper. I was a graphic designer (many moons in the past) and I’ve labored in backyard centres and dabbled with planting plans and design concepts for family and friends; however I simply didn’t have the arrogance to design a complete backyard. I believed it could be too troublesome, however you made me realise that that is one thing that I can do and I now I can’t cease!

I take pleasure in doing the drawings by hand – haven’t obtained spherical to taking a look at CAD. Now I’m hoping to develop my abilities and probably get some paid work if the chance comes alongside.

Debbie Montgomery – Actually Littoral Backyard

Nice Job, Debbie!

Debbie did our entry-level course the Small Garden Formula and has already achieved nice issues with what she’s discovered from it.

However for anybody contemplating a profession in backyard design then do try our Pro level course which covers design in much more depth in addition to increasing your abilities with the Grasp Class sequence and it features a course on find out how to run your personal design consultancy and far more!

Our skilled stage coaching course – the Nice Backyard System

Please word: the value of this course will likely be going up within the Autumn – it’s lengthy overdue as tons extra helpful content material has been added over the past 3 years! So seize it now and save your self £200!



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