Learn to Design Breathtaking Gardens with Jimi Blake's Planting Design Collection

By Yahya Logde

Many people dream of owning a garden bursting with interest and vibrant colours all year round. There is a technique to garden planting that ensures a flourish of bright spring and summer flowers, followed by an autumnal blaze of bronze foliage. However, learning how to plan your planting for year-round colour can be tricky to master.

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Jimi Blake Planting Design Collection

Join Jimi Blake as he teaches you how to use plant design for colourful gardens from spring to autumn. Taught from Jimi’s Hunting Brook Gardens.

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However, with Jimi Blake's Planting Design course collection, you can turn the dream of a beautiful garden into reality. As the mastermind behind the stunning Hunting Brook Gardens in Ireland, Jimi is not just teaching theory – he is inviting you on a hands-on journey through his creative process, from ideas on paper to putting your plans into action.

What can you expect from this course?

This course, delivered by Jimi Blake, goes much deeper than a simple 'how-to' video course. The issue with most online courses is that they are flat, one-dimensional presentations that offer no flexibility. This one-size-fits-all approach is ineffective and doesn't address individual issues, often leaving participants frustrated with their results.

The Planting Design Collection delivered by Learning with Experts offers a different approach. You will learn how to use plants like paintbrushes to create rich seasonal colour-scapes that change with the seasons and ensure your garden never looks dull.

You will learn about plants that thrive in cooler conditions, making good use of those dark, shady corners of your garden where nothing seems to grow well. And for those with sandy, dry soils, you will learn about plants that thrive in sandy soil and how to maintain them through the seasons.

One gardening art that many people struggle with is combining the right plants to deliver maximum impact. This course will teach you how to juxtapose colours, textures, and heights to create showstopping displays. This includes ensuring you have a stunning summer garden combining dahlias and salvias to bridge the seasons and deliver interest during many summer barbeques and garden parties.

Every gardener wants to extend the bright colours of summer for as long as possible into the autumn. This course will help you discover how to use clever foliage planting strategies to keep your garden vibrant and bright well into autumn.

But before you start choosing your garden plant colour scheme, you must assess your garden carefully. This course will teach you how to identify areas of your garden that need improvement and what to do to ensure your new garden thrives.

Extra resources and guidance

This garden design course is very different from others in that you will receive personalised feedback from expert tutors, who can answer your questions, provide feedback and guide you along your path.

You can also download detailed course notes, plant lists, and more to study in your own time, which will help support your learning. This course will allow you to engage with fellow participants to share your ideas and creations and draw inspiration.

Do I need previous experience?

One of the main benefits of the Jimi Blake Planting Design course is that you don't need to be an experienced gardener to fully enjoy and benefit from participating. This very flexible course allows you to learn at your own pace and at a time that fits your busy schedule.

It doesn't matter if you have never held a gardening trowel in your life or consider yourself an excellent gardener; Jimi's infectious passion for his work and clear instruction will inspire you to transform your garden.

Jennifer, a course graduate, says: "The course was inspirational, well planned and delivered with charm and generosity. I loved getting insights into Jimi's planning processes and his thoughts about colour."

What does the course include?

The course includes:

  • Eight on-demand video lessons - presented by Jimi Blake
  • Lifetime access to the video, notes and interactive class
  • Flexible classes - join and learn when and where you like
  • Downloadable lesson notes
  • Practical (optional) planting project
  • Access on your mobile, PC, Mac or laptop
  • Small interactive online classroom chat with students from around the world

Choose your learning path

Learning with Experts offers two options to choose from for the Jimi Blake's Planting Design course collection – Expert or Peer.

Choose the Expert Route: Ideal for those seeking personalised guidance:

  • Learn directly from Jimi Blake, the industry guru himself! Get your assignments marked with personalised feedback and coaching, taking your skills to the next level.
  • Start whenever you are ready, with no deadlines holding you back.
  • Join an online classroom of up to 20 fellow learners, sharing knowledge and forming connections.
  • Keep revisiting the course materials, notes, and classroom recordings – it's your learning library forever with lifetime access.

Choose the Peer Route: Perfect for collaborative learners who thrive in a supportive community.

  • Discover the magic of group learning! Interact with up to 20 classmates in a supportive online environment.
  • Learn from each other's experiences and insights, sparking new ideas and perspectives.
  • Put your knowledge into action through group discussions and activities, solidifying your understanding.
  • Connect with like-minded individuals, building a network that extends beyond the course.

Our courses are designed with practicality in mind. You will be encouraged to roll up your sleeves and dive into the world of gardening. You will craft your dream garden layout using engaging assignments and choose the best plant selection to suit your unique soil conditions.

Our interactive online classrooms become your friendly support network, filled with fellow garden enthusiasts. You can share ideas, troubleshoot issues, and learn from each other's experiences.

Sign up today and start developing your outdoor space into your dream garden.

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