Design your Garden using Sketchup

An effective guide to create amazing 3D garden designs for yourself or for your clients.
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Instructed by Daniel Moreno Design / Design Tools
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 6/2016 English

Course Description

This course will give you the tools to create amazing gardens: SketchUp 3D modeling software complemented with landscape design principles.

If you are a gardener, a landscape architect, or you just like gardening in your house, this course will show you how to implement this principles in a 3D model to create professional designs that you can use for yourself or to show your ideas to your clients.


  • The first section of this course is focused on the Software, from downloading Sketchup to Installation, Setting up the 3D Workspace and getting familiar with the Basic Tools.
  • The second section of this course is focused on building a Sample Site, where you're going to work in.
  • The third section is focused on the Landscape Design Principles, applied to a sample house backyard, there you will learn how to give your garden a Distribution and Structure according to Sun Position and Shadows given from the Sketchup's Geo-Location Tool.
  • The fourth section is focused on the Design itself. Here you will learn in detail how to design and model the Garden's Paths, where to put your Plants, how to model your Terrace and and where you can put your Swimming Pool.

When you have finished this course you will be able to create wonderful Garden Designs and you will be ready to improve your own garden or get some clients to improve their's.

What are the requirements?

  • Only a fast computer

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Design your dream garden in 3D software.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for gardeners, landscapers or anyone who likes gardening and landscape design, but are not acquainted with graphic software.
  • No prior 3D design knowledge is needed.
  • This course is probably not for you if you are looking to learn how to make technical planting plans.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Get Started with Sketchup
Download Sketchup & Install
Set Up your Toolbars & Workspace
Basic Tools
Materials & Components
Standard Views & Styles
Section 2: Modeling your Site
3D Warehouse
Sample Site
Section 3: Landscape Design Principles
Light & Shadows
Section 4: Garden Design
Pedestrian Access
Car Access
Path 1
Path 2
Swimming Pool
Section 5: Conclusion

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Instructor Biography

Daniel Moreno is a young Architect, who's been using Sketchup since 10 years ago to create wonderful 3D models and renders for many important architecture firms and independent architects.

He has been working since 3 years ago in an important Landscape Studio located in Chile, designing lots of public parks, hard places and gardens. He also works modeling and rendering all the office's projects to materialize the designer's ideas in a visible and understandable format.

Daniel is very passionate about Architecture, Landscape Architecture, 3D Modeling, Animation, Cinema, Music, Photography and all kind of arts, so he will be pleased to bring all his subscribers an excellent experience, sharing his knowledge in a simple, precise, short and fun way!.

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