In March the combination of Epimedium rubrum foliage and flowering Narcissus ‘Jetfire’ is one of the most striking features in my Amsterdam trial garden. The epimedium is dormant but its …
Learn from the expert how to create your own new-style, naturalistic planting schemes.
Here you will find a range of blog posts, e-Books, online training courses and even the chance to consult directly with Michael King
If you have time between now and Christmas don't hesitate, just get outside and plant bulbs; it may not be too late.
e-Books to read on tablet and computer
Six unique books offering detailed planting schemes for different garden situations and styles.
Two books covering both designing with grasses and recommendations of the best varieties for garden use.
Grass Planting Plans
My latest book illustrating the most useful grasses for use in garden borders.
Detailed planting plans show how the different types of grasses can be used in combination with other plants.
Perennial Planting Plans
Learn how to choose and set out pernnials to create dramatic planting schemes.
Trees, shrubs, bulbs and grasses all play a part in these planting plans.
Learn how to place shrubs and trees into garden designs and surround them with appropriate perennials.
The Mixed border is dead, shrub feature borders have arrived.
Tulips bring spectacle to the garden in spring. Learn how to use them well in the garden.
Tulips will enrich your perennial meadow planting schemes.
online study courses
Learning with Experts
Michael is one of the senior tutors at Learning with Experts; leaders in online training to professional level for gardeners and garden designers. Courses are offered by many of the best known gardening names.
4 x video lectures, 4 x assignments with direct tutor contact over a 4 x week period.
Gardening with Grasses
Together with Piet Oudolf I wrote one of the first contemporary books on ornamental grasses. For more than two decades I have grown grasses and used them in my garden designs. In this course you learn the background to the roles garden designers have found for using grasses in both private and public gardens.
The emphasis here is on designing — using the best species and cultivars available.