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Designing Green Spaces for Your Home

A course by Kathrin Grimm
Landscape Architect. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined March 2021
, Landscape Architect

Create your dream garden, whether on a terrace, on a balcony, or even indoors, taking into consideration the needs of your space

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (529)
  • 22756 students

Create your dream garden, whether on a terrace, on a balcony, or even indoors, taking into consideration the needs of your space

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (529)
  • 22756 students
  • 13 lessons (1h 41m)
  • 22 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Would you like to make nature a bigger part of your life? According to Kathrin Grimm, landscape architect and founder of Aplenosol, gardens provide us with a getaway from the big city and also help us tackle modern-day environmental issues.

In this course, she teaches you how to design a garden tailored to you and wherever you live. Discover the steps involved in the creative process and the key factors that determine the course of a project. Define the style of your space and identify what features you need to create your dream oasis.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Design of a Garden
  • U3
    U3. Design your Garden
  • U4
    U4. Let's Do It
  • U5
    U5. What Comes after Planting?
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Kathrin Grimm opens the course by telling you about who she is, what she does, her career, and her biggest influences. She also explains what her profession entails and gives you a broad overview of landscaping and the historic moments that have shaped it.

Learn how to translate your ideas and express them graphically on paper. Do a site analysis of your space, studying features like views, sunlight, and the microclimate, and look at a case study with your teacher for comparison.

Kathrin then teaches you how to put together the perfect plant palette for your project. Discover what soil these plants need and how to arrange them for optimal growth before seeing how to create a list of materials and prepare a budget.

Now it's time to get your hands dirty! Build your garden from the ground up: prep and clean your space, create a layout, pour soil and other materials to plant your greenery, add decorative elements and amenities, and arrange it all into your personal oasis.

Finally, Kathrin shows you how to care for the plants in your garden to ensure they thrive. Learn to recognize when a plant is healthy, and when it's not, as well as possible causes and what nutrients it needs to grow and flourish.

What is this course's project?

Design your own green space, whether on a terrace, a balcony, or anywhere you want to fill with nature, even inside your home.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in having a green space in or around their home.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is needed, just come ready to learn about plants and green spaces.

To design your garden, you need a pencil, paper, a tape measure, colored pencils, and, above all, your observation skills; the rest of the materials will depend on the needs and characteristics of your final project.


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Kathrin Grimm

A course by Kathrin Grimm

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Landscape Architect

Kathrin Grimm is a landscape architect who's passionate about and committed to nature and design. After earning a degree in landscape architecture at the University of California, she returned to Mexico and began working as a freelancer until she founded Aplenosol with two friends.

With more than 25 years of experience, she's designed private, public, and corporate gardens all across Mexico, displaying a genuine commitment to clients in all projects and, above all, to the nature she works with. As president of the landscape architects' association of Mexico, she's had the opportunity to lead two national congresses and two Latin American biennials on landscape architecture.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • The human being and his relationship with the landscape
  • U2

    Design of a Garden

    • Site Analysis
    • An Example Always Helps
  • U3

    Design your Garden

    • Start Drawing
    • Analysis of the final project
    • Select plants, pots and other materials
    • Shopping list and budget
  • U4

    Let's Do It

    • Planting of Planters
    • Planting Pots
    • Other Materials and Furniture
  • U5

    What Comes after Planting?

    • Pruning and Irrigation
    • The Health of Your Plants
  • FP

    Final project

    • Designing Gardens and Green Spaces for Your Home

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Designing Green Spaces for Your Home. Architecture, Spaces, and Craft course by Kathrin Grimm Best seller

Designing Green Spaces for Your Home

A course by Kathrin Grimm
Landscape Architect. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined March 2021
  • 96% positive reviews (529)
  • 22756 students