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Inside The Garden Design Lab, you'll gain the knowledge and confidence you need to create an original plan for your garden.  

You'll learn the tools and skills you need to design, refine, build, and plant-up your landscape, within your budget.  

And you'll have the professional support to make sure get it done and get all your questions answered.  
I want you to enjoy the process of garden making - as well as the beautiful results. 

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I help my clients and Students with these problems every single day.

And if you're Anything like any them (oR me, TBH), you've probably made some of the most common mistakes in Garden Design Too.

 Good News...

Genus Loci:  Ancient Roman for 'Spirit of the Place'.  Or, more simply, storytelling.  If your garden doesn't have a story, it will not only be boring - but it won't make sense (which could actually lead to a dead garden). 
Storytelling will connect you to the garden, and the garden to everything around it.  Ensuring your Genus Loci is one of the most important mistakes to fix. In fact, when designing with stories - the more the better. I recommend creating a full blown daytime soap opera.     

'Genus Loci' What?

Let's drop a patio in here.
And a birdbath sounds nice - let's plop that down... somewhere... over there. Oh and wait - we need a path - um, how 'bout we draw a line from the corner of the patio over to the garage. Shortest distance and all that jazz...
Just drop it in. Right?
(this is a hot mess waiting to happen - Using The G.P.S. Plan Maker you will be guided towards right-sized and right-placed and fully functional garden design elements.  And - bonus - it will also help you see all sorts of options you never even knew existed).

The PloP & Drop

Don't make it harder than it needs to be! Building a beautiful design is about creating simple layers.
Layers of layout and hardscaping, layers of story and style and layers of interesting plants and colors and textures.  It's the endless permutations of layers that makes a project unique and exciting.  My Style Story Framework and Templates will make creating your garden's layers easy.  

Assuming Simplicity is Boring

Where all garden makers go wrong...

Growing plants is a skill. Creativity is a skill.  And so is design.  Skills can be acquired with knowledge, practice and guidance.  Don't sell yourself short by hiding behind silly tropes.  You can successfully grow things, design your own garden and make it beautiful and I can help you do it. 

The "I don't have a Green thumb" wimp out

I promise, this is not garden blasphemy. Garden design is an 7-step process and picking plants is step #5. Skipping steps 1 - 4 will definitely (and I mean always),  cause problems.  

Plants DOn't Come First 






Imagine, a  garden That...

How does this sound?

Improves with time.  **ahem - no other home improvement gets more valuable with time**  

your neighbors envy. It's the prettiest on the block & you get tomatoes (or flowers, or whatever cool thing you want to grow)

Provides You with a safe, healthy, outdoor place to spend time with family & friends...

You can create & manage - Because you have a step-by-step system for establishing not only a vision, but an actionable plan. 

Is as calming as that sleepy part at the end of a yoga class. It washes over you every time you pull up the driveway.

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it's all possible inside...

New Homeowners

Experienced Gardeners

Aspiring Garden Designers

Who is this Program For?

You want a beautiful healthy garden.

You have a new house and garden and no idea where to start. 

You'd like to hire a designer, but either can't find the right person, or need a more affordable DIY option.  

You've been gardening for years, love plants and know how to grow them, but its all a bit same-old. You need inspiration & ideas, a route to re-design, and a plan put it all together. 

You've hired landscape help, but things aren’t exactly as you hoped. Now what?  

You just want a straightforward system to plan and build your own amazing garden. ASAP. 

This is for you if:



You have ideas, maybe even too many of them - and need to know what comes first and how to make it all fit.   

You dove into that garden head first – but whoa – overwhelm has set in. You need help with design decisions, work planning, smart ideas, costing, and all of it. Pronto. 

You're interested in garden design as a profession and want to see if it is good match. (and maybe even need a bit of mentoring?)

You’re looking for a magic bullet - someone to do it for you. 

You're happy with the same old same old. 

You want instant results. Garden making isn't fast and neither is this course. 
This will take a few months to work through (but you have lifetime access!) 
This is a course where you take your time, knowing you can come back to any lesson whenever you need. 

You have an amazing garden that you love and don’t really want to change. 
If you're the queen of the garden tour - I say keep on keeping on...and tag @pithandvigor with pics of your pretty place on Instagram, I'd love to see it! 

You don’t want to use a computer to learn, don’t want to stretch yourself & don’t want your thinking challenged.* 

This is NOT for you if:


On the flip-side...

*But being challenged is one of the best ways to get your creative juices flowing.  







We now have a scale plan of our home and lot.  While I don't have a firm design for the areas I want to landscape I have a start of a plan about how to attractively redesign our front and rear yards. I have been a member of the local Master Gardener group for about 10 years but content about landscape design is not covered. I also feel that I will view garden photos and gardens I visit with a more discerning eye understanding a bit more about style, theme, why the garden works. 

Who doesn't love a good makeover? 

- Sharon in NatcheZ, MS



My favorite part of the class was seeing my plan evolve from crude shapes to an actual detailed plan. I also really enjoyed the style-finder section. I found it very helpful to get a grasp on what my style actually is, and to put it in both words and pictures. In other words, I learned a lot about myself in the process as well as about garden design. I also liked the interaction with other students going through this same journey. Sharing our issues and ideas, and receiving their feedback was a big plus. I also really like how invested you have been in our success - your guidance has been great!

- Janet D. in Mequon, WI


This was an awesome class! I enrolled in one of your first design boot camps Rochelle and I find myself using your practices as I tackle yet another area in my garden. If you're thinking about it, take Rochelle's course. She's thorough, easy to follow, offers attention to your "homework"; is truly very inspirational. I should send you an updated picture of my backyard, I think it's been three years now. 

- Georgene B. in Hollister, CA

Even though I've been gardening for a long time, I learned how to look and think about my garden differently. From garden styles, to creating the story, drawing up a plan and creating plant lists. All things that I have never really done before. And I'm definitely getting my soil tested this year!!

- Ginger D. in Toronto, Canada


I'm a former rocket scientist turned garden designer, author, 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 professionally practicing garden design for many years that I evolved repeatable strategies that blend science and art and make it much easier to get it right every time. And that is what I will teach you.


Twenty-five years ago, I bought my first house and made my first garden - it was a hot mess. 

At first, I was so confident because I'd gardened at the knee of my parents and grandparents all my life. But while I sorta had a handle on backyard plants that grow in Denver, CO and central Montana, I didn't know what I didn't know.

And what I didn't know, was two big things: 
1) Anything about the history, art or science of designing gardens &
2) the vastness of the world of horticulture beyond high-altitude USDA zone 3/4.  

A couple years later, I followed a job to England, went to the Chelsea Flower Show, had a revelatory experience, and made a radical career change to become a garden designer.

As an American in England, and then back in America - I have a unique perspective on value of British gardening culture.

Do I think we ought to all be building in that lovely classic style?

NOPE! - Absolutely not.

But I do hope that by teaching and enabling you to head off on your own creative journeys of discovery and education that you will, in turn, impart your knowledge to someone else (perhaps a spouse, a neighbor, a child) and in that way, a healthy vibrant garden culture can spread and grow.

Our local communities need to actively cultivate deep roots and connections to our unique landscapes if they are to survive and thrive.
In this time of climate crisis and intense upheaval in our world, we all need to have a better understanding and connection to nature. Good design is satisfying and it will make you a more successful garden maker. With good design, there will be fewer strikes and more home runs - and when that happens, you are more likely to keep going. As you continue, you will become a true steward and caretaker.
Change starts in our own back yards.  

I created my courses because I wanted to work with more people (not just the few who can afford a garden designer).
I want to help people who are willing to get some dirt under their nails (not just hand-off their garden showpieces to maintenance gardeners)

Over my career, I've designed hundreds of gardens all over the world for private homes as well as hotels, spas and restaurants. 

Now, I want to help you connect with your land so that you can create something amazing.  

i can help because i've been there

Change starts in our own backyards. 

The lessons on star, supporting and connecting plants, and how to arrange the design were eye-opening.  The lessons were a good length and the homeworks were so helpful.  I also liked that everything was relevant for gardening in Australia too!

- Angela C. in Somerton, Australia


The course flowed from one structured idea to the next in order to end up with an end product. It included things I wouldn't have done or even thought about doing on my own to come up with a realistic and yet thoughtful plan. Also, I think you as the instructor are very approachable and unassuming. I felt like I could share my work without feeling embarrassed. Thank you for that.  

- George C. in Northern CAlifornia


My favorite part of the class was Garden Storytelling/ What is your Garden Style because your garden should be a place for YOU! I liked seeing other designers plant plans in the How to Draw Shrubs and Trees section and Creating your Planting Plan was exciting because it was the culmination of everything. 

- Sally R. In Brighton, England


teach me plz

#1 -Foundations

You can't get to the moon without a rocket launcher, a spaceship, and something to make sure you can breathe. Similarly, you can't design and build a garden without a few essential tools.  You will:

• Set up and learn to use a few basic design apps to organize your notes, ideas and plans online (and share them so you can get feedback!)

• Make introductions in the Garden Makers Mastermind and meet other garden makers (some are in your area!)

• Learn about Computer Aided Design (CAD) - an optional parallel tract is you want to use digital drawing tools. All CAD lessons are in addition to standard hand drawn methods. 

Course Modules

 #2 - Landscape Inventory

In order to figure out what your garden needs you need a few pieces of information:  

• How-to start "reading" your landscape - it will tell you what will work and what won't!

• Use 'The Fresh Eyes Technique' to eliminate familiarity blindness and see your own garden as a professional designer would. (And start to understand new possibilities and opportunities for your landscape.) 

• Discover the environmental conditions that impact your design and long term garden health.  

• Get to know your land intimately so that you can make the best decisions for improving it. 

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#3 - Simple Surveys & The Base Map

What have you got to work with? Before you can make a new plan, you have to measure what currently exists, and identify what is staying and what is going.
• Understand how to create a plan that ensures your garden actually works when it is built! 

• Pick from a variety of digital and hand drawn techniques to easily create an accurate base map that you'll build on through the course
• Locate & draw property lines, buildings, hardscaping, trees, slopes and other enduring garden features. 

• How to draw basic symbols for trees, plants, and other garden ideas (so your plan looks beautiful and inspiring!) - Or, access and use my proprietary templates and trace files to make pretty plans (without the drawings skills).

 #4 - The Style Story Framework

With the Garden Design Lab's proprietary framework you will:

• Discover, define and document your unique style and create your personal garden style guide.    

• Utilize the same design principles used by the pros. 

• Cultivate your creative freedom and use storytelling to infuse your design with meaning and history.  

• Explore common styles of garden (from around the world and through history) that you can use to understand and inform your own style.   

• Learn how to unify your house and garden
• Access over 15 different downloadable style templates you can modify to ensure your garden exudes the essence of you, your place in the world, and your personal tastes. 

teach me plz

#5 - Generating Ideas, Testing Them & Making A Master Plan

Using the G.P.S. Planmaker you'll leave no stone unturned to explore a variety of layout options for your garden. 

• Easily generate and test lots of creative layouts and ideas that you never even thought possible.

• Understand why some gardens work and others don't - and how to get the most out of your space

• How to employ designer tricks to resolve problem areas and highlight your home's best features.

• How to create movement, balance and a sense of flow in your design.

• Generate a master plan that is right sized and within your budget.

 #6 - Adding Designer Touches

With Punch-up PRO you will learn how to put it all together and add details to your design will give it that extra wow factor and take your design to the next level.

• Learn to mix and match materials and colors like a pro.

• Choose and create focal points that work.

• How and where to add thoughtful details that will make your garden special.

• How to choose and place landscape art.  

• Understand the 7 golden rules of garden design that make every garden better. (This is everyone's favorite lesson!)

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#7 - Plant Basics

To design with plants you need to understand their needs and what makes them happy. 

• Expand your understanding of plants with The Green Thumb Guide. 

• Learn why plants fail and how to fix the issues. 

• The Soils Primer will widen your knowledge of the hidden half of the garden - the underground. 

• Identify what a plant needs just by looking at it - even if you don't know what it is.

• The basics of the secret language of plants (Botanical Latin) and how to use it to your advantage.

• Become a Soils Sleuth and read the characteristics of your land and understand what will work, what won't, and why.

 #8 - Putting Plants Together

Using The Garden Design Lab's Plant Casting Method you will audition plants for your garden and understand which ones you need and how they will work together.

• Designer tricks for fixing existing beds that are almost great, but not quite. 

• Cure your garden's  multiple personality disorder. 

• Understand a range of planting styles (and how to create them).

• Discover and define your own planting style.

• Get confident in pairing plants not only to create dynamic visual appeal, but also healthy maintainable landscapes that are ecologically sound. 

teach me plz

#9 -More Plants!

The plant world is vast and you will never know all the plants, but with PDQ plants (yes, that stands for Pretty Darn Quick), and other techniques in this module you can quickly expand your plant palette and get all you new plant knowledge organized. 

• How-to quickly find new plants and the plants you need but that you may not know about.

• Establish your own organization system and tips for keeping track of maintenance.  

• Jump start your planting plans with downloadable planting style guides. 

• Peruse and use an ever expanding series of proven 5-plant design recipes (that can be used worldwide). 

• Install your plants so they thrive and achieve your vision.

 #10 - Build It!

With plans in place - it is time to build! Will you hire a contractor or DIY? And what will it cost?

• DIY or hire a Contractor? (how to manage both)

• Learn all my best cost saving advice for building. 

• Navigate the nursery. Purchase plants and shop like a pro.

• The best tips for translating your plans into an actual garden in the ground.   

• Find everything you need (art, plants, furniture, containers, antiques, building materials, fabric and more) with my Little Green Books (i.e. a garden designer's black book of all the best suppliers).

• Book lists, guides and outlets for taking your knowledge even further. 



it's all possible inside...

The Landscape Inventory

The style Story Framework + Templates

 There's More, You Also Get...

PuNch-up Pro

The Green Thumb Guide

PDQ Plants + Worksheets, Cost Calculators & Tools

Simple Surveys

The Plant Casting Method

The G.P.S. Planmaker + Drawing Guides & Trace Files

Shoot CAD Instruction (Coming fall 2021)

Checklists and a guided manual to conduct your own site assessment. Explore usage, risk, environmental impact. Get to know and evaluate your biosphere  Value: $600

Making the hard part easy. Learn to measure, plot, and map your project.
Value: $700

Organize and define the layers of story and style in your garden. Workbook & Template libraries will help you tell your style story. 
Value: $800

Generate ideas and inspire creativity and translate it into a garden plan. Value: $800 
Drawing Templates & Trace Files - Value: $200

Get the 'Designer' look. Guides on materials, color, art, and tricks of the trade, that give your garden the wow factor. Value: $800

Navigating The Nursery + THe Plant-up Guide

Everything you need to know to turn your thumb green.  Value: $400 

Learn my proprietary system for orchestrating a planting scheme that is healthy and chic. Value: $800

How to effectively shop the nurseries and online for the best plants. 
Value: $200
Tips & tricks for installing your plants and building your garden.  Value: $200

Don't know a hydrangea from a hosta? How to know more plants - fast.
Value: $400
From size guides, cost calculators & quick reference sheets, to my 'Gardenmakers Questionnaire'. Tools that make the job easier and the results better. Value: $300

How to take your hand drawn plan and use Computer Aided Design to create and manage it digitally. Value: $400

A Total Value of $6600

I'm ready!

$629 (USD)

Get started today for just: 

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

- Sandy in Australia


Get all the personal garden design consulting and individual advice you need for your current and future projects.  

*The Garden Makers Mastermind is only open to Garden Design Lab students and Alumni of the Garden and Planting Design Boot Camps.  

Upgrade to VIP Support with: 

The Garden makers Mastermind:

The Garden Makers Mastermind is the place where Garden Design Lab students (and original Garden Design Boot Camp and Planting Design Boot Camp Alumni) go to meet each other (and often help each other out). 

There are a few parts to the GMM:

1) The Forum - this is where you can post your homework, ask questions about your project (no question is too garden specific!), meet fellow garden makers (locally and worldwide) and see and get inspired by the projects of your fellow students.  All questions are answered by Rochelle or her team. 

All design homework posted in the forum will be  professionally reviewed. Homework design reviews provide suggestions for improvements, help with sources, design advice, troubleshooting advice, and generally addressing anything we see that can make your garden design project even better. 

2) As a member of the GMM, you will be invited to live monthly Q&A sessions (typically held the 3rd weekend of the month) where we discuss whatever challenges you are facing and you get extra coaching and expert help on your designs (from Rochelle). It's like having a garden designer on retainer - for life!

3) Throughout the course of a year there will also be a handful of guest lectures (2-3 annually) on speciality topics related to garden design. This is a great way to stay current on new and timely topics in garden making. If you can't attend the live events, they will all be recorded and made accessible in the GMM archive. 

The Garden Makers Mastermind (GMM) is only open to Garden Design Lab students and alumni.  

The GMM is a separate membership that sells separately for $299/year but an un-expiring membership is included as a one time offer with the Garden Design Lab (so you never have to pay the $299 again).  This is the only way to purchase LIFETIME ACCESS to the GMM.  All future offers will be for an annual membership. 

Value: $2800


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Garden Design LAb?

The Garden Design Lab is my online program covering all aspects of designing and creating new garden or renovating an existing one. It’s the ultimate online garden design course, where I’ll teach you everything I know about how to design, renovate, build and style your dream garden. 

Who IS The Garden Design Lab Suitable For?

Designed for someone who has a project (a garden) that they want to design and build, this course is best suited for new homeowners and homeowners who want to renovate or make changes to their property. 
Additionally, this course is a very good foundation for someone who is interested in becoming a garden designer and would like to improve their skills and explore the industry (I am happy to mentor new designers and share my experiences and guidance). Many nurseries owners and staff members have joined the course too as they look to be able to offer their clients better service and design advice.

If you are a student between 17 and 25 years old and are interested in this course, please reach out to me at to find out about scholarship opportunities. 

Is this the Same as the Garden Design and Planting Design Boot CAmp?

The P+V Garden Design and Planting Design Boot Camps preceded this course and all of the content contained in those two courses is inside this one course.  

The Garden Design Boot Camp and  Planting Design Boot Camp are no longer accepting new students as of January 2021.

The Garden Design Lab is a revised, combined, expanded and upgraded version of the original GDBC and PDBC.

If you are a past student of only one or the other of PDBC or GDBC and want to upgrade to this full program, please email for details of preferential upgrade pricing. 

I live in _____ which is different, and unique, and NOT New England - will you be able to help me with the specifics of my region? 

Short Answer - Yes.

Long Answer: Like most artistic endeavors, garden design is based on two things – Method and Materials.

Method is knowing how to design. How to approach a layout. How to put things together (visually and functionally). And how to determine and achieve the look and style that you are hoping to create.

Method is universal.

Materials, in this case, is the products, plants and tools that are available to you locally. Sure, these are different from region to region and they help to define your vernacular. But we will talk about finding and defining your style and working within your locality so that you can confidently use what is available to you to create something that fits within your regional landscape.  

You need a systems and strategies for approaching the planning of your garden and I'll teach you mine and how to design your space like a pro.

I’m really busy right now and won’t be able dive into the course for awhile. Will I be behind??

Honestly, there's no “behind” in The Garden Design Lab!

It's a self-paced course and once a lesson is posted it will be available 24/7 in a simple private login area (I call it the teaching studio). 

You can access the material whenever you want.

Plus, you can go back anytime to refresh your memory months or even years later because you have lifetime access!

It's yours forever.

There are monthly live Q+A sessions that are part of The Garden Makers Mastermind (GMM) (you must purchase the GMM upgrade to access these events). To get your questions answered you can either show up to those, or you can send your questions to me ahead of time. Either way - I will answer them all and the playback video will be posted in the class.  

Can’t I just learn everything with an in-person garden design class?

Actually no.

At least not in ONE class.

You see, even if the in-person class was several hours long (or even a full day!) would not cover ALL the topics inside the Garden Design Lab.

It would take many, many in-person classes to cover the entire curriculum because it includes so many different subjects related to site assessment, measuring, planning, creativity, garden styles, materials, plants, and a solid system for bringing all that together to create a beautiful and workable master plan and set of planting plans for your garden. 

But, just to be clear...That doesn't mean the course is overwhelming!

Not at all!

All the lessons are all broken up into bitesize pieces so that you can stop and start at your own pace. 

What if I get stuck or have a question?

You have access to ME to answer your questions!

Boom! No more stuck!

Remember, I have extensive training in garden and planting design as well as project management (both in garden making and science and engineering). I've been running an international garden design studio for residential and hospitality clients for 18+ years and I have a lifetime of garden making experience. 

I've got your back!

Inside the Garden Makers Mastermind (which can be added to your basic course purchase at any time), there is a forum for each module as well as each homework.  This is where I answer any questions, concerns or worries you have, and this is also where you can post your homework in order to get feedback on your design.  There is never a question that is too specific to you or your project so you can feel free to ask anything.  Also there are the monthly live sessions where we can talk through your questions in person. 

You won't get stuck, I promise!

And, if you are shy, you can see my answers to other students' questions... which are probably pretty similar to yours. :)

Is there a money back guarantee?


If you decide that the Garden Design Lab is not right for you, you have 7 days from the purchase date to ask for a full refund. 

No hoops to jump through. You just ask. (Easy!)

Does access to the Garden Design Lab expire?

No, unlike other online courses that restrict access to the content after a year, or only allow you to view it on one device, you will have lifetime access to all of the content and any updates we make to the course.  

In addition to lifetime access to the Garden Design Lab course material, you may choose to upgrade with a membership to the Garden Makers Mastermind (GMM).  If purchased as a package as part of this introductory offer, you will receive an un-expiring membership the the GMM.  All future offers of the GMM will be renewable on an annual basis.  

The GMM includes the live sessions, and the student forum (where you can post your homework for feedback) as well as a few guest lectures every year. 

GMM membership is normally $299 annually but a non-expiring membership can be included with this one time introductory off with the Garden Design Lab course. (this is the only time you will be offered an unlimited membership to the GMM at this price).  If you want ongoing help with your garden (think of it as having a garden designer on retainer) this is the most economical way to get it - plus you'll get some very interesting guest lectures for future inspiration.  

Will I need to download any special software for the workshop?

While there is no requirement for you to download any special software, it is recommended that you use a couple FREE apps to help make sharing your homework and designs easier. (details and tutorials are included in the course).  If you choose not to use these apps, there are instructions for sharing your work in a more analog way. 
If you want to experiment with CAD (computer aided design) or Procreate (two tools for designing digitally) there are side-by-side lessons to help you. These lessons will require extra software and tools at additional expense. They are not however required nor are they part of the main course.

The Garden Design Lab was created for students who are not using these tools but the CAD and Procreate lessons have been added by request for students who wish to dive deeper into this skill set.  

The Garden Design Lab is a web-based program, so all you need to access the course content is an internet connection. You can use your computer, smartphone, tablet or other mobile device.

How many video tutorials are included in the Garden Design Lab?

There are currently more than 50 videos, which totals approximately 18 hours of content. The course instruction is delivered via video and those videos cover every aspect of garden design. Additionally, there is an extensive and growing library of downloadable worksheets, trace files, style guides and resource guides. 
New lessons are occasionally added the The Garden Design Lab and your lifetime access to the course material ensures that you will receive all future additions and upgrades to the course.

I Am a master Gardener, or,  I have a background horticulture, Will the lab be too basic for me?

No. Experienced gardeners, nursery staff and landscape professionals have all greatly benefited from the course.

The Garden Design Lab is first and foremost a design course (not a gardening course). Garden design is typically not included in Master Gardener or professional horticultural education and this course is the compliment that education. Many experienced garden makers and growers find that design education is the missing link that they need to create beautiful gardens with their plants.   

I have a black/ brown/ whatever color thumb...Is the GardeN Design Lab right for me if I don’t have much gardening or growing experience?

Short answer: Yes! We’ve had students with varying levels of gardening experience complete the course, including many with no experience at all. No matter what level of gardener you are, by studying garden design you will become a better one. 

Side note:  Can we stop with the black thumb/ brown thumb thing?  It is such a cop-out - like saying I can't cook, when you haven't even tried to to turn the oven  on. 
You can do anything you set your mind to - and garden design and growing is no different. They are skills and to build skills you need to practice and expand your knowledge if you want to get better.
That is as hard as it gets - learn new things and put them into practice.  ;) 

What is the format of the workshop? and How long does it Take?

The course includes 50+ videos on a password-protected site, and additionally there are downloadable worksheets and additional resources to support many of the lessons.  For each of the 10 modules in the Lab, you'll watch multiple video lessons, which are broken down into bite-sized pieces, making it easy for you to go back and rewatch particular segments.

Through the Garden Makers Mastermind, you can submit questions to the monthly Q&A sessions with Rochelle and also access the forum which is where you can post your homework for personalized feedback as well as see the progress and work of your fellow students.  The GMM is a private discussion group only available to Garden Lab students. 

Are there tests or assessments?

There are no tests or assessments - but there is homework.

Over the course of 7 homework assignments, you will create a base plan, explore ideas for your garden, define you personal garden style, learn some new plants, and ultimately create a full series of plans to create the garden of your dreams.  

You don't have to share your homework and you can complete it as you have time. 
When you are finished with a homework, and if you are GMM member, you can choose to post it in the Garden Makers Mastermind forum to get help on anything you might be struggling with or that you might want feedback on. (Many students who take advantage of this option say that this is their favorite part of the class)

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes!  If you would like to spread payment out over three months, there is a payment plan available for both the Standard and VIP (which included the Lifetime GMM membership).  The standard version can be purchased with 3 payments of $239 and the VIP version can be purchased with three payments of $333. 

Can I give the Garden Design Lab as a Gift?

Yes! In order to gift the course, make sure that you click though the gift link (rather than the main registration).  

When a gift version of the course is purchased, what you are really doing is purchasing a 100% off coupon to give to your recipient. 
Immediately after you purchase the gift, you will receive an email with a unique code.  This code is what you need for the recipient to be able to log in and purchase the course (for free with their 100% off coupon) and create their student account with their own contact details, username and password. 

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(no questions asked)

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Continue to spend more time and energy trying to figure garden design out on your own... (and probably not get it right)


finally have a proven roadmap and Support to create your beautiful outdoor space so you can finally be proud of your house, increase the value of your investment, and ultimately, enjoy the fruits of your labors.

If you've read this far, you have two options: 

You're in the right place!

Imagine where you could be
just a few months from now.

You're ready to delight in a plant filled healthy garden.

You're ready to stop going it alone and struggling to know where to start.

You're ready to start taking action using a proven method and systems that will help go farther faster.

You're ready to learn about plants, art, ecology, space planning, horticulture, garden history, styling, materials, color and all the other elements of designing a gorgeous garden.

You're ready for a way to make your garden dreams a reality with a realistic and manageable time frame and budget.

You're ready for see the potential in your landscape realized and be able to enjoy it.

You're ready for The Garden Design Lab.



I'm looking forward to meeting you inside!


Garden Makers have taken this course


Number of different countries they live in


and Across this many US states


How many times I've been a little Teary with joy over this