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Gorgeous Garden Design: Function & Style

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Discover how to create relaxed and inviting garden spaces ranging from a personal oasis to everyone's favorite hangout!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Jenny Peterson
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Create a garden you'll enjoy using every day — whether you're working with a little or a lot of space. Join renowned designer Jenny Peterson as she uses her own backyard to show you how to set your garden's tone with a beautiful entrance, and create enclosures for a comfortable, private space. Then, learn how to tailor your design, and your plants, to the mood of your garden. And add subtle water features, soothing lighting and more, for a space that feels like your own personal spa. Entertaining should be easy, no matter the size of your space, so Jenny also shares tips on creating an inviting flow, comfortable seating areas and plenty of decorative touches to pull your space together. Finally, learn how to seamlessly merge your style with your partner's style for a harmonious space that makes you both feel happy and comfortable.

Lesson Breakdown

1. What's Your Garden Style?
Meet Jenny Peterson, landscape designer and guide to the garden of your dreams. Jenny walks through some basic questions to better understand the motivations behind your space. Then, as a way of introducing style types, she walks through the changes she wants to make to her own acre in Austin, Texas.
2. Peaceful Garden: Principles
3. Peaceful Garden: The Details
4. Entertaining Garden: Principles
5. Entertaining Garden: The Details
6. Mixed-Use Garden: Principles
7. Mixed-Use Garden: The Details

Taught by

Jenny  Peterson
Jenny Peterson
Trained as a master gardener, Jenny Peterson is a an author and designer based in Austin, Texas. She manages her own design company, J Peterson Garden Design, and her book, Indoor Plant Decor: The Design Stylebook for Houseplants, was recently named to Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Additionally, Jenny writes for a variety of home and garden publications and speaks at trade shows, and now you can find her teaching on Craftsy!

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