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Online Class

Year-Round Beauty

Growing a Layered Garden
$19.99$39.99

Design a lovely layered garden that changes and flourishes all year long! Get design tips, create visual impact, tackle trough gardening and more for a lush retreat.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, David Culp
  • 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

Learn how to create a beautiful garden oasis that lasts well beyond the summer months, with expert guidance from author and garden designer David Culp. See stunning examples of layered gardens in David's own space, before diving into techniques for making your garden a reflection of the landscape around it. Work with native plants, add personalized decorative touches and more for a garden that's uniquely you. Then, bring texture, color and repetition into your garden for a cohesive space, and design an entry garden that dazzles guests. Up next, David shows you how to plant striking arrangements on steep slopes and shares a primer on borders for a polished finish. Think rock and trough gardening is tough? Think again as David shows you how to create a gorgeous trough and shares his personal recipe for rich soil.

Lesson Breakdown

1. What Is a Layered Garden?
20:37
Meet garden designer David Culp and preview the techniques you'll learn to create a gorgeous garden year-round. Your first lesson opens on two acres in the rolling hills of eastern Pennsylvania, as David uses his own property to offer examples of layered gardens and how to achieve the most out of one spot.
2. A Sense of Place
13:42
3. Designing a Layered Garden
25:09
4. Designing an Entry Garden
10:45
5. Designing for Slopes & Borders
14:51
6. Designing Vertical & Container Gardens
19:27

Recommended with this class

  • Japanese farmer’s knife
  • Rake (bamboo and plastic)

Taught by

David Culp
David Culp
David Culp is the creator of the Brandywine Cottage Gardens, author of the award-winning book, The Layered Garden, and a longtime garden lecturer. His articles have appeared in industry publications, including Martha Stewart Living, Country Living and Fine Gardening. David is also a recipient of the Distinguished Garden Award and an Award of Merit from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

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