About Us

About Us

Terry Moller, author of THE GARDEN RECIPE BOOK Planning and Designing Successful Gardens is a well known “Garden Guru” and innovative thinker in the South African Horticultural industry who has had a lifelong passionate affair with beautiful gardens and gardening, studying the principles and elements of garden design through some of the greats like the Royal Horticultural Society and John Brooks. Some of her proudest achievements include being the founder and Principal of Lifestyle College for fifteen years; introducing the concept of design show gardens into the South African market where she guided and mentored landscape designers at Lifestyle Garden Centre and at Garden World for the past twenty years and taking a garden design team to the Calgary World Skills Olympics 2004. Over the years her own garden has been featured a number of times in various magazines and television shows and she has been interviewed on a number of different radio stations.


Welcome to DIY Garden Designer!

Tasha Tollman

As a qualified Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP, UJ)  and award winning garden designer I started DIY Garden Designer in 2014, sharing my search for design inspiration, my passion for creating award winning gardens, my quest to uncover the secrets behind gardens that fill us with delight and to showcase the amazing talent of landscape designers from all over the world. As gardeners reached out to me for help in creating the garden of their dreams, I turned to my degree and my years of garden design experience, to break down the complicated world of design and horticulture, so that gardeners with differing levels of experience could create beautiful, thriving gardens. You can find a number of e-books and published articles on this page, to help you in your gardening journey, as well as interactive, practical online gardening and garden design courses. Come join me, let’s reconnect with nature and create a healthier, happier, more beautiful world!