Jimi Blake

Jimi Blake Planting Design Collection

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    $420

    Includes personal feedback and tuition. More

  • $130

    Learn in an online classroom with no more than 20 classmates. More

Course Description

Jimi Blake teaches you how to use planting design to create colourful gardens throughout the year.

Taught from his famous Hunting Brook Gardens in Ireland Jimi will look at which colourful plants can bridge the gap from spring to summer.

You’ll learn how to create an exotic garden even in a cool climate, how to create a sand garden (and which plants to include) and how to combine plants for maximum impact.

In the second course in the collection Jimi will look at dahlias and salvias, how to bridge the seasons between summer and autumn, using leaves and foliage and how to plan your garden for next year.

As you learn you'll be planning your garden with Jimi - working out how to fill gaps, create colour, change areas of your garden to create more interest. Jimi will discuss some of his favourite plants and how they serve different purposes in different areas of the garden.

You'll learn:

  • how to take a critical look at your garden
  • how to use plants in different areas
  • how to use plants to create colour and interest throughout the year
  • which plants to use where
  • recommended plants
  • how to keep plants safe over winter
  • how to propagate plants
  • when to cut plants down
  • how to build borders
  • create a sand garden
  • how to make your garden look more exotic
  • how to extend the colour of summer from spring to autumn

The course run by Jimi Blake was inspirational, well planned and delivered with charm and generosity. I loved it. I know the garden so it was wonderful to get insights into Jimi's planning processes and in particular his thoughts about the use of colour. - Jennifer

Time to complete Jimi's planting design collection of 2 courses:

Every student is different but in general we think the whole collection of 2 courses will take around 24 hours 10 minutes to complete including:

  • Video lessons: 4 hours 30 minutes in total
  • Course notes: 30 minutes per lesson
  • Assignment: at least 2 hours per lesson
  • Interactive classroom time: 15 minutes per lesson
  • Tutor feedback review (Expert level): 15 minutes per assignment

You'll need:

You don't need any special equipment, but you will be creating your own plant list and garden designs, and planning your garden for next year.

The course is suitable for all levels - beginners to garden designers or horticulture professionals who want to learn from a passionate plant collector and expert garden designer.

The course includes:

  • 8 on-demand video lesson - 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 online to students from around the world

Ready to get started?

Just add the course to your basket above - choose the 'Expert' option for personal feedback from Jimi on your garden design and questions.

Any questions? Contact us by clicking on the orange speech symbol - we'd love to hear from you.

Choose how you want to learn

  • The Expert option

    Recommended

    Develop your learning further with marked assignments and personal tuition from Jimi Blake

    • Start courses whenever you like
    • Personalised assignment feedback & coaching
    • 8 assignments marked by Jimi Blake
    • Certificate of completion
    • Online classroom with up to 20 classmates
    • Group chat & direct message with tutor & classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes & classroom
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    $420
    $440 if courses bought separately
  • The Peer option

    Discover the benefits of group learning in an online interactive classroom of no more than 20 people. Get the most from shared knowledge and community study

    • Start courses whenever you like
    • Practise what you learn with your peers
    • Online classroom with up to 20 classmates
    • Group chat & direct message classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes & classroom
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    $130
    $150 if courses bought separately

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Gardening classroom - how it works

  • Start anytime

    Watch video tutorials led by expert tutors

    Watch video tutorials led by expert tutors
  • Test yourself

    Practice what you learn with inspiring assignments

    Practice what you learn with inspiring assignments
  • Personal tuition

    Get assignment feedback from expert tutors

    Get assignment feedback from expert tutors
  • Share ideas

    Collaborate and chat directly to classmates

    Collaborate and chat directly to classmates

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Awards & Accreditations

  • Good Web Guide
  • Red Herring Winner
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • Education Investor Awards 2021 - Finalist
  • CPD Accredited (provider 50276)