Garden Like a Pro!
The secret to gardening like a pro is a clear and concise gardening framework! At Garden Tutor, we have designed a simple, step-by-step approach to learn how to garden.
Through online tutorials and essential tools for hands-on learning, we’ll provide the knowledge and industry secrets the pro’s use to build world-class gardens!
Module 1: Site
Module 2: Style
Module 3: Selection
Module 4: Design
Module 5: Prepare
Module 6: Preview
Module 7: Plant
Module 8: Maintain
Why is Garden Tutor the best way to get started gardening?
For beginners only
Developed exclusively for new gardeners
Anytime, anywhere access
24/7 access, learn at your own pace
Garden from the get-go!
Design, install and maintain beautiful gardens today
Garden like a pro!
Garden Tutor teaches you how to think like a professional gardener
Knowledge & tools
Online course and essential testing and design tools delivered to your doorstep
Reinforce & support
Quizzes reinforce your learning and reference guides provide ongoing support
Who is this course for?
If you meet the following criteria, then Garden Tutor is a perfect fit for you
- You are new to gardening.
- You are tired of endless web searches to try to piece together an education built on tips, advice, and firsthand experience.
- You are looking for a single-source introduction to gardening!
Garden Tutor Reviews
“It’s a great kit for a beginning gardener or an experienced gardener in need of a refresher.”
Ed Hutchison, Syndicated Garden Writer
American Homestyle and Gardening
“A perfect gift for aspiring new gardeners”
Midwest Book Review
“[T]utor in the basics that best educate a gardener. Most of us learn after years of trial and error, so the more information we can get in simple form, the less we’ll agonize”
“This is a must have for the beginning gardener”
“The Garden Tutor is the real thing. Guessing is out, knowing is in…[It] shows how effective knowledge can translate into the ideal garden.”
The Book Reader
“If this were a book on golf. I’d say it would take four strokes off your game.”
“Teacher, Teacher…It’s a crash course in soil and gardening.”
“It’s a Garden Guru”
Small Press Magazine
“Lay the framework for gardening success.”
Country Living Gardener
“[T]he Garden Tutor could prove to be a gardeners best friend…this isn’t another gimmick…This is not like any other garden book.”
The Argus Press
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For many people, learning how to garden involves a lot of trial and error and endless web searches to try to piece together an education built on tips, advice, and firsthand experience.
Garden Tutor provides a structured framework and a single source of knowledge for beginners to learn how to garden. Once you discover the Garden Tutor approach, you will have a keen sense of what it takes to be a great gardener.
But that’s not all!
Garden Tutor also offers an essential tools kit to help you understand your garden site and install beautiful gardens. We like to say that Garden Tutor provides an authentic multimedia approach to learning how to garden!
Yes, the Learning page is full of detailed course information, provides a complete syllabus, course concept overview, and a listing of everything you get from the Garden Tutor course. Also, you can take the Climate lesson for free to get a feel for the Garden Tutor course before you decide to make a purchase.
You can try the Climate lesson for free under Module 1: Site to get a feel for the course. Also, a complete syllabus and module-by-module outline of the Garden Tutor course is fully accessible in the Learning section of the site.
Please note that, for up to 30 days from your purchase, if you feel the Garden Tutor didn’t meet your expectations, you can request a full refund. So, never hesitate to take the plunge and give the full course a shot!
If you just ran through the course video narrations without any breaks and took only a few minutes on each quiz, the course would take just under 3 hours to complete.
However, for most people, the course takes about 5-8 hours to complete spread over a few days. The material can get concentrated at times, but the course is designed to be clear and concise. The course video narrations range anywhere from a minute to over 30 minutes in length.
Garden Tutor is not an accredited course. However, you will receive a certificate of completion to help let others know that you completed the Garden Tutor course. At this time, the course certificate cannot be used for CE credits or as part of an accredited program.
Fill out our contact us form and we will see if we can help!
The Garden Tutor course is designed to give beginner gardeners a broad introduction to gardening. Our blog and our toolbox provide information on specific plants that we love so check back frequently to see what plants we have added! If you have a suggestion or would like us to feature a plant please contact us and we will see what we can do!
The Garden Tutor course is NOT another subscription service.
You will be charged a one-time fee only when you enroll. There are a few options you can choose from, either purchasing the online course or purchasing the online course and kit. Whichever choice you make, there is a one time fee charged, and that’s it!
Please don’t. By purchasing this course, you are purchasing a single license for your own individual personal learning purposes. If you are part of a larger organization and are looking for group rates, please contact us.
The course can be viewed from a PC, Tablet or phone using a standard web browser (Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera) running a conventional operating system (Mac/Windows/Linux). We have worked to keep our course as “web native” as possible to avoid having to install all sorts of plugins and players to operate. If you have a relatively current web browser, then you should be good to go.
We do recommend that you take the course from a laptop or desktop computer with a large screen to maximize your viewing real estate and avoid excessive scrolling. However, you can take the course from your smartphone if you are so inclined. Last, note that the Garden Tutor course does have Module and Lesson videos that require audio on your computer or device. You will need speakers or headphones enabled if you want to listen to the course narration. Alternatively, the full text of the course is available if you want to read at your own pace.
Who is the Garden Tutor course not for?
If you meet any of the following criteria, then Garden Tutor is likely not for you.
- You don’t like reading instruction manuals and prefer to learn by doing
- You have been actively gardening for years
- You consider yourself an intermediate gardener
- You already know how to plan, plant and maintain a garden
It’s worth mentioning that we’ve had plenty of seasoned gardeners go through the course and say things like “I wish I had Garden Tutor when I got started gardening.”
Who is this Garden Tutor course for?
If you meet any of the following criteria, then Garden Tutor is likely a perfect fit for you.
- You are new to gardening
- You have no idea how to plan, plant and maintain a garden
- You are looking for a single-source introduction to gardening
- You like to learn a new subject by thoroughly understanding it before diving in
The best way to contact us is to fill out and submit a request via our contact form.
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If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, within 30 days of your order, we will gladly refund your money. If you purchased the kit, we will even pay your return postage (within the United States only). Please send us a refund request via our contact form, and we will verify your purchase and get back to you to arrange your refund. Please note, if you purchased the Garden Tutor Kit, we will email you a USPS postage-paid return label so you can send the kit back to us at no cost to you. Refunds for the kit will not be issued until we receive the kit. For full details, please see our Refund Policy