Rochelle Greayer

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garden design boot camp

Does this sound like you?

You long to have a drool-worthy garden that is the envy of the neighborhood…but you have no idea how to make it happen.

Despite your best efforts, your garden feels cluttered and disorganized rather than peaceful.
You go to the garden center for mulch – but end up with 8 mismatch plants (because they were so pretty)…and you have no idea where to put them

More than once, you’ve found yourself moving plants…standing back and looking and then moving again. In otherwords, you were NOT working from a design plan.

You’re frustrated because your individual plants look great…they just don’t look great TOGETHER.
You want to know the secret to transforming your garden space into the garden of your dreams.

Wherever you live and whatever your style, I will help you confidently create a garden that works and is a reflection of you.

Garden designer, writer, entrepreneur, TV host and creator of the award winning publication PITH + VIGOR. 
I've been making gardens my whole life - professionally for over 18 years. But it wasn't until I'd been practicing design for many years that I evolved repeatable strategies that make it much easier to get right every time. And that is what I will teach you.

I'm Rochelle

hello,

so...who am i to teach this class?

• Learn to read your landscape it will tell you what will work and what won't!
• Eliminate Familiarity blindness so you can see your site like a designer would - with fresh eyes.  
• Understanding the environmental conditions that will be important to your design

Assess The Site + Take Inventory

• Measure and draw your garden to scale - ensuring everything fits and works together
• Drawing Basics for Trees, plants, and ideas
• How big should it be? A Guide to Garden Design Measurements

Measure Up + Create A Base Plan

• Using The Garden Makers Questionnaire you will brainstorm and understand all the ways you use your garden
• Your garden has many functions and you will learn how to create a place for everything
• Plan for growing, but also play and entertaining in a way that highlights and compliments your home

Work Out All The Uses & Needs Of The Garden

• Discover and define your own garden design style
• Utilize the same design principles used by the pros
• How to unify your house and garden

Establish Design Inspiration + A Garden Style

• Easily generate lots of creative layouts that you never thought possible
• Understand why some gardens work and others don't - and how to get the most out of your space
• Designer tricks to resolve problem areas and difficult projects
• Work the grid and use shape and pattern in design
• How to create movement in your design

Generate Layout Ideas + Refine

• Mix and match materials like a pro
• Choose and create focal points that work
• Add thoughtful details that will make your garden special
• The 7 golden rules of garden design

Select Materials & Infuse The Garden With Your Style

• Create a master plan that is buildable over time or all at once
• Identify all the areas that need a planting plan (You can learn how to create stunning planting plans in the Planting Design Boot Camp)
• Next steps: Breaking down your plan for construction

Establish A Master Plan

In Garden Design Boot Camp You Will Learn To:

- andie

“I have learned so much from this course. I love the concept of developing your garden style so that it become the guide for everything that is used. I look at my garden with a new eye.”

in Washington

- sally

“Making the base plan and taking the measurements made me realize the true shape and scale of my plot which is much longer than thought.”

in Southern England

- sandy

“Ha ha - without this course I would be stalled for sure! To say I am inspired is an understatement!”

kinds words from past students:

Friday January 25th, 2019 - Sunday February 24th, 2019

The Details

Lessons will be posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the course. There will be 4 live sessions (tentatively on Saturday 02/02/19, 02/09/19, 02/16/19 and 02/23/19)/ where students can join a live cast to get their questions answered. These will be recorded in case you miss them and want to watch them at another time. You will also have opportunities to submit questions ahead of the live events.

Course Materials will take you 2-3 hours per week to review. Homework (which is optional - but highly encouraged to take full advantage of the class) will take additional time. The homework is all about creating a master plan for your garden. Students who complete the homework by the last live session are eligible for a student-only contest. One contest winner will be awarded a free 5o minute one-on-one consultation with Rochelle Greayer to review and provide feedback on their personal plans, answer questions and refine their individual project (valued at $99).

How Are Classes Taught?

All the course materials will be available online for you to access on your own schedule. After the course ends, the lessons in the course remain online in your student library indefinitely. Your access to the online lessons will remain online and so long as you keep track of your log in details and you can refer back to lessons whenever you want. 

This class will be taught with a mix of video, screencasts, audio recordings, written lessons and downloadable reference guides and worksheets. In addition to being online, all materials can be downloaded and saved offline for personal use.

No previous design or gardening experience is required, however in order to fully participate in the homework you must have a real life garden that you will be designing.

Garden Design Boot Camp teaches students how to establish a Master Plan (for example, usage areas, paths, patios, and generally, the overall design). This class is perfect for those with a blank slate or with a garden that needs an overhaul or complete re-think. After this class you may find that you want to follow-up with Planting Design Boot Camp which takes the next step in the design process and teaches how to create stunning planting schemes that will make your garden the prettiest and most successful on the block.

Each lesson will be presented by video and will be broken down into subtopics. Lessons will also include homework allowing you to practice what you learned on your own garden project. Homework will be shared via Milanote.

At the end of the course you will have a strong understanding of your own garden, its limitations (and how to deal with them) and its possibilities as well as a conceptual vision for the new design and the ability to draw up your own master plan.

Do I Need Any Special Class Materials?

YES! THERE ARE ARE SOME THINGS YOU WILL NEED. BELOW IS A QUICK RUNDOWN, BUT I'LL SEND THIS TO YOU IN AN EMAIL WITH EASY LINKS FOR WHERE TO GET THE BEST MATERIALS AS SOON AS YOUR REGISTRATION IS RECEIVED.

• Graph paper - I recommend 11" x 17" or A3 paper.
• Tracing Paper - I prefer a roll, but you can also buy sheets. I'll send you a link to where to buy.
• A simple circle template and a drawing triangle - These are optional - but very useful.
• Pencils and a camera (your phone camera is perfect).
• A long tape measure or other measuring device - we will talk about options in the class. (there are also apps for this that I will share). 
• You will need to create free accounts on a couple 3rd party apps (Milanote and Slack). Invites will be sent after registration. 

After you register, you will receive a welcome email that will also include links to where to get apps and supplies. All in, if you don't have any of this (excluding the camera), you can expect the materials to cost about $25.

The Two Very Best Things About This Class

Past students agree - the two best things about my Boot Camp classes are the Shared Homework and the Live sessions.

Sharing our projects is inspiring and motivating. But it also helps students connect with each other and it allows me to give you the expert advice you need for your specific project. 

Projects will be shared via Milanote. Milanote is a free app for planning creative projects and students should create an account before the class starts. Don't worry about using it just yet - a tutorial of how to use Milanote will be part of the welcome and introduction lesson.

Live sessions are conducted with Zoom and video of the sessions will be posted to the class website for later viewing. You do not need an account with Zoom to participate, but fair warning - the great thing about Zoom is that we can all see each other and have a class wide conversation face to face

Sharing our projects is inspiring and motivating. But it also helps students connect with each other and it allows me to give you the expert advice you need for your specific project. 

Projects will be shared via Milanote. Milanote is a free app for planning creative projects and students should create an account before the class starts. Don't worry about using it just yet - a tutorial of how to use Milanote will be part of the welcome and introduction lesson.

Live sessions are conducted with Zoom and video of the sessions will be posted to the class website for later viewing. You do not need an account with Zoom to participate, but fair warning - the great thing about Zoom is that we can all see each other and have a class wide conversation face to face (i.e. there is video!). If you don't have a camera on your computer or you don't want to get out of your PJ's to participate - that is 100% ok - you are more than welcome to participate with the video turned off. We will still be able to see your name and hear your voice should you have a question or input during the session.

Live sessions usually take a few forms - first I answer any questions that have come up from students since the last session. I also take live questions and then, as time permits, we talk about each others projects in a round robin fashion sharing advice and thoughts. It is fun and nice to meet some new online friends and is everyone's favorite part of the class.


each other and have a class wide conversation face to face(i.e. there is video!). If you don't have a camera on your computer or you don't want to get out of your PJ's to participate - that is 100% ok - you are more than welcome to participate with the video turned off. We will still be able to see your name and hear your voice should you have a question or input during the session.

Live sessions usually take a few forms - first I answer any questions that have come up from students since the last session. I also take live questions and then, as time permits, we talk about each others projects in a round robin fashion sharing advice and thoughts. It is fun and nice to meet some new online friends and is everyone's favorite part of the class.


Enroll today.

Garden Design Boot Camp

• Access to all course material. (This never expires)
• All downloadable worksheets and guides
• 3 Livecast Q&A sessions (If you can't make it, submit questions ahead of time and watch the replay when you can)
• Full access to student forum for sharing homework, commenting and asking questions (indefinately)
• Entry into student giveaways for all students who have shared their final homework.

$199: sign up today!

Garden Design Boot Camp V.I.P.

• Access to all course material. (This never expires)
• All downloadable worksheets and guides
• 3 Livecast Q&A sessions (If you can't make it, submit questions ahead of time and watch the replay when you can)
• Full access to student forum for sharing homework, commenting and asking questions (indefinately)
• Entry into student giveaways for all students who have shared their final homework
• Review and Individualized feedback from Rochelle Greayer on each Design Homework posted in the forum (feedback is posted in the forum)
• Additional private Q&A support via email for one month after the course ends (through end of October 2018)

$279: sign up today!

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