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Save big and take your garden dreams to a whole new level. Enjoy all of the courses at one time -- over 9 hours of video lectures to power you into a new garden level!

Classes remain online at the sole discretion of the author. You have unlimited access to the classes as long they remain online. Classes and all material are the sole copyright of Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens LLC and can't be rebroadcast, transcribed, or shared in any way without the prior written permission of the author. All sales are final and no refunds will be issued.


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Benjamin Vogt
Benjamin Vogt

Benjamin is the author of A NEW GARDEN ETHIC, owner of the design firm Monarch Gardens, has a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska, and was an award-winning professor of over 50 classes. For five years he wrote a garden column for Houzz.com -- his nearly 200 articles explored the philosophical and practical sides of our gardens, from design strategies to wildlife value using native plants. Benjamin has spoken nationally to botanical gardens, environmental organizations, and city parks staff. He lives in Lincoln dreaming of restoring a prairie, opening a nursery, and hosting an artist residency program on 40 acres.


Course Curriculum


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Courses Included with Purchase



Designing A Winter Garden
Plants & strategies for seasonal delight
Benjamin Vogt
$29
Designing For Wildlife & Sustainability
How to support biodiversity above & below the soil line while helping the environment
Benjamin Vogt
$29
Woody Natives With Year-Round Value
Trees & shrubs for wildlife and beauty
Benjamin Vogt
$29
Pollinator Gardening with Native Plants
Flowers and grasses fostering low maintenance, sustainable design for wildlife in every season.
Benjamin Vogt
$29
Starting Your Native Plant Garden
Creating a low-maintenance wildlife garden from A-Z.
Benjamin Vogt
$29
Busting 10 Garden Myths
unlearn what you have learned for a more sustainable, low-maintenance garden
Benjamin Vogt
$19
Encounters With Weed Authorities
how to work with and change the law
Benjamin Vogt
$29
Sowing the Prairie Garden Bed
the right plants & management for best results
Benjamin Vogt
$29
Fundamentals of Garden Layers
plant communities, ecosystem function, and climate resilience in natural garden design
Benjamin Vogt
$29
Garden Smorgasbord
bunny proofing, easy natives, honey bee & dandelion myths, shade plants....
Benjamin Vogt
$29

Original Price: $280


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
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