Online course: DIY Garden Design

DIY Garden Design - Online Course

Taking the guess work out of great garden design!

8 Week Course

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One-on-one Coaching

Two Designer Choice
Plant Lists

1 - 2 Hours per Week

Practical Applications

Course starts 30 October 2020

Total course cost R2 500.00.

Early Bird Special R 2100.00/U$128.00

Sign up now and get access to our foundation course Gardening 101 worth R500.00 free!

Whether you have an existing garden which needs to be tweaked, or a patch of dirt and you don’t know where to start, this interactive online course will take the mystery out of garden design and guide you step by step through the process of creating the garden of your dreams.

Over an eight week period, you will receive nine video tutorials, pdf notes and practical applications as we share with you the secrets top Landscapers use to create the wow factor. Award winning Garden Designer, Tasha Tollman provides one-on-one coaching as she guides you throughout  your design process to ensure that by the end of the course you have created a garden design plan that will transform your garden into a beautiful feature space that you, your family and friends can enjoy.

This course is for anyone who wants to create a beautiful garden!

Weekly Modules

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  • Module 1: Garden Styles

    Garden Styles explores a variety of garden styles and helps you to identify your unique signature style as you find design inspiration for the garden of your dreams.

  • Module 2: Garden Rooms

    Garden Rooms creating different ‘rooms’ in the garden allows you to play with different styles and moods, create interest and the element of surprise in the garden,  whilst catering for the needs of your family since good design is always functional.

  • Module 3: Design Elements

    Design Elements Just as an artist uses lines, shapes and patterns to create a picture, garden designers use lines, shapes and forms to create impactful ground patterns in the garden. Follow in the footsteps of the masters as we learn how to apply these elements to create gorgeous gardens.

  • Module 4: Design Principles

    Garden Principles apply the secrets great designers use to guide and inform their design choices.

  • Module 5: Functional Hard Landscaping

    Functional Hard Landscaping create the framework for your garden as we identify the hard landscaping elements needed in your design.

  • Module 6: Decorative Hard Landscaping

    Decorative Hard Landscaping give your garden the designer touch as we add interest, beauty and structural details to your design through the use of decorative elements.

  • Module 7: Plant Design

    Plant design build a planting framework as we create wow planting combinations through the skillful combination of plant shapes, forms and textures.

  • Module 8 : Design Plans

    Design Plans guides you to create your final garden design based on all the principles and elements you have learnt.

  • Module : Final Product

    Final Product allows you to get the final input and advice from Tasha on your design.

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Course starts 30 October 2020.  Full course cost is R 2 500.00.

Early Bird Special R2100.00/U$128.00.

This offer expires on the 27th of October 2020!

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Tasha, thanks you for all your help. This course has been amazing. I have learnt so much!

Karen Visser

Absolutely absolute worth every moment in this course! A wonderful time that inspires and excites and ignites your creativity! Thoroughly enjoyed it and benefited immensely from it! Tasha Tollman is Highly experienced, knowledgeable and so encouraging! Highly recommended!

Catherine Stow Meyer

Many thanks for a very interesting and valuable course!

Amanda Ryan

Can’t believe we are in the last week already. Loved this course! Thank you so much for all your input and encouragement, Tasha. You are a wonderful human being.

Liezl Wildenboer

This on-line garden design course is very well structured to suit both the experienced and the novice gardener. Each week’s video/talk gives a fresh perspective and new information, and each follows on to the next stage in a balanced, constructive way. The tasks set are interesting and increasingly challenging, but always manageable. I have learnt to see gardens with fresh appreciation! May I add that Tasha Tollman’s passion for beauty in the garden, and her interest in each person’s ideas and contributions, add a very personal touch to the course.

Margaret McFadyen

Thank you for the interesting course. I will enjoy using my design plan in my garden in the near future. Then using the principles I have learned to design the rest of my garden.

Rosemary Melnick

Dankie Tasha vir n wonderlike kursus. Ek het so baie by jou geleer en jy was altyd vriendelik en behulpsaam! Dit was die beste tuinkursus wat ek nog ooit gedoen het. Ek het geleer van n tuinkamer en dat jy dan die hele kamer moet beplan sodat alles n eenheid vorm. Dit was so lekker om die tuin te beplan en al die nuwe idees wat sy vir jou gee. Dit was heerlik om week vir week deur die lesse te gaan en so baie te leer. So bly ek het dit gedoen.

Joy van Niekerk

Hierdie kursus is dubbel en dwars die moeite werd. Die struktuur maak dit maklik om die teorie van tuinontwerp stap vir stap te bemeester. Dit is egter (myns insiens) net ‘n klein deel van die waarde wat jy kry. Na elke module is daar ‘n opdrag, en die opdragte bou op mekaar om te eindig in die voltooide ontwerp van een tuinkamer. Hoe meer jy insit, hoe meer kry jy uit. Tasha doen ongelooflik baie moeite om gedetailleerde terugvoer te gee, en raak opgewonde oor elke tuinprojek. Die formaat van die kursus – besprekings in ‘n facebook groep – beteken dat almal uit elke tuinontwerp leer. Beslis die moeite werd.

Phillippa Barnard

Tasha, dit was n wonderlike belewenis om hierdie kursus te kon doen en soveel van tuinontwerp te kon leer.

Jy het my geinspireer om met groter aandag op te let na verskillende aspekte van tuinmaak. Baie dankie!

Linda van Antwerpen

Hi hierdie was n verskriklike lekker kursus jy ontvang elke week jou nuwe module met take en inligting wat jou wys wat die week se klas is enige persoon wat lief is vir tuin maak kan dit doen jy leer so baie en Tasha altyd gereed om raad en hulp te gee . Baie dankie so baie geleer.

Marie Kriel

Ek was so bevoorreg om die kursus op Taan’s Tuine te wen en gaan nou vir die derde keer deel wees daarvan. Ek is so dankbaar, want die kursus het my lewe verryk. Dit het my geleer om anders na alles om my te kyk en ek is sommer lus om my huis binne ook te verander, want dit het my van styl geleer. Ek het besluit om die grensmuur donker te verf as agtergrond vir die “kamer” in die tuin wat ek oordoen. Ek het weke gevat om op die regte kleur en verf te besluit en Tasha was die heeltyd deel daarvan. Sy het saam gesoek en voorstelle gemaak en in die proses het ek ‘n dierbare vriendin gevind. Sy gee persoonlike aandag aan elke lid wat deelneem en laat mens spesiaal voel. Ek het ook baie geleer by die ander lede en dis so lekker om te sien hoe elke tuin ontwikkel. Elkeen is anders en uniek. Ek is so bly dat ek verder op hierdie reis kan gaan en hoop om my hele tuin te vernuwe saam met wonderlike vriende en veral Tasha. Ek dank die Heer vir die dag dat ek haar aanlyn ontmoet het!

Linda Bester

Wow! I feel like I have been given a new lens with which to look at my world! Thank you Tasha and Terry. I will be back for more!

Jason van Vuuren

This course brought it all together for me. In 25 years of gardening, going on the course is without doubt the best investment I have made. Highly recommended to everyone from beginners to experienced gardeners. Excellent combination of visual, technical and creative input for your own personal style.

Ronda Stewart

Such a comprehensive and detailed course. I feel like I have learnt so much. Thanks guys!

Cindy Shepard

I loved every moment of this course. Feeling completely inspired to revamp my entire garden. Wish the journey was beginning all over again.

Margie Smith

I have transplanted and grouped together my roses and my design looks even better than on paper. Thank you! We are having a ball with our new found knowledge.

Dries and Jackie