Transform from a timid fearful gardener (who may not even know a hydrangea from a hosta!) to a confident artist who paints with plants (ok, that is a bit hyperbolic, but it sounds so romantic and inspired doesn't it?).

I'll give you all the tools and a straightforward system to transform your empty (or weed-filled, or mish-mashed and messy) planting beds into a cohesive garden that works for you and your eco-system.

You'll graduate with a plan that you can use to shop for plants that you love and that will thrive in your garden. 

Start From Scratch
 Learn To plan & create Your 
Dream Garden.

Create a Plan for your Garden 

learn to design with plants. Sign Me up!

Create Beautiful Container Garden Arrangments

The Garden Design Lab is the DIY alternative to hiring a high end garden designer. In this course, I'll walk you through the same process that I use as a designer to establish a long term design plan for your backyard or home garden.

Landscaping is expensive and hiring in help isn't always in the budget.

Or maybe you just want to learn the basics of garden design and planting design.

Either way this signature course will walk you through the technical side as well as the creative and inspirational side of creating a master plan and all the planting plans you need for your garden.

At the end you will have an overall plan for your outdoor living space that you can use to start breaking out smaller projects to tackle or that you can use to get help from construction professionals. 

One-on-one design consultations with Rochelle Greayer are only available to  

This course includes the Planting Design Boot Camp (so you don't need both). You'll also develop planting plans for your garden so that you can shop the nursery with confidence. 

Turn bare earth,
overgrown areas,
& Untapped potential Into Stunning gardenS.

You've certainly heard the all too ubiquitous container garden design formula: Thriller. Filler. Spiller.

It is the catchphrase to end all critical thinking.  And it is a dumb "rule". (I hate rules).

It ignores so many more universal "rules" (like not all plants will work with others in a pot, and rule breaking discovery and experimentation are part of the garden-making joy, and rhyming doesn't make anything right). 😉

We can do better.

Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your container gardening skills with expert guidance!

It is time to upgrade your container gardening skills.

Includes downloadable plant lists (including for native plant gardens) and instructional materials, design resources and sources, and seasonal design inspiration. 

Creating Containers:
A Year of
Collected Gardens in Pots 

Do you have an outdoor space but no idea what to make of it?

I will help you end the overwhelm and make a plan.

As a professional designer I've helped countless clients make sense of what to do with their outdoor areas for over 20 years and I can help you too.

So I give you Cultivating Garden Style (October 2014, Timber Press) - a guide to designing a garden or outdoor place that perfectly suits you and your unique style.

It is twenty-three chapters, each a unique modern garden style and how to create the look. There are in-depth discussions of a broad range of practical design considerations (from how to pick the right tree and how to stylishly combine plants and containers to creating optical illusions for problem solving and the basics of permaculture) and essential lessons in gardening and design for anyone who is interested in garden making.

I also killed myself over creating a bunch of step-by-step projects (a macramé plant hanger, interesting planters, outdoor light fixtures and other decorative outdoor details) - I am pretty sure I will never do this in a book again (so get it while you can). But I think some of the best bits are the pages about things like working with railroad ties, outdoor fabric, decking, masonry and more.

Somehow I managed to assemble more than 1,500 color photographs, so there is no shortage of inspiration for everyone. I like to think I have at least one photo in there that will inspire anyone who picks it up - no matter what your style.

I really hope you find it as inspiring and useful as I do.

Cultivating Garden Style

my book

The Garden Design Workbook - with Rosemary Alexander 
The Garden Makers Manual - with Rosemary Alexander + Richard Sneesby 
Keeping Bees In Towns + Cities by Luke Dixon - (Contributor) 

Other books I've worked on:

Pith + Vigor the Newpaper, The Gardenist - Apartment therapy, Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Gardens, Coastal Home, Design New England. 

Other Places you can find my writing:

Some days I still can't believe that I wrote a book. A book! And it isn't a flimsy little thing, it's a heavy duty resource sort of book that I hope will inspire gardeners for years. And I wrote it!

I wanted to help my clients open up their imaginations. I wanted to help advance the style part of garden design. I wanted to share knowledge. And I want more people to fall in love with taking care of the land and nature and doing it in a way that expresses their own aesthetic and creative style.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle Greayer and as a professional garden designer for over 20 years, I have helped countless clients make sense of what to with their outdoor areas and I can help you too. 

I've designed residential and hospitality gardens (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of lecturing on garden design topics, the online PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series was born in early 2018.

Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Lab,  Planting Design Boot Camp and Container Garden Course.) I help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

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