Landscape architecture with spark! for nature-curious homeowners in Austin Texas

The Garden Academy
at Second Summer


Wrap yourself in nature through learning


Classes for Personalized Gardens

Intensely curious about the world outside your windows? Want to learn more and confirm how you belong with glorious, awesome Nature?

The Garden Academy offers online courses that celebrate the joy and healing nature offers us. The courses include heaps of ideas. Use what you learn immediately, starting with the first modules. Grab full-strength "vitamin N" with one of the classes below.



Elderyarding: Create an Ageless Garden

Use a deliberate strategy and ideas from research on design of senior living facilities to personalize your yard for safety, health and independence. Help yourself at age well at home by adapting nature to you.


Bring Nature Home to Your Home

Learn thoughtful ways to restore the natural environment and encourage birds, butterflies, bees and other insects to return and increase. think native plants and sustainable, eco-friendly approaches.


De-stress with Nature Right in Your Backyard

Explore how to get the most out of stress management, meditation, or forms of relaxation and contemplation when you're outside in nature using existing and new design and plantings in the yard.


Finding Your Nature's Heartprint

Discover your true one-of-a-kind connection with nature with guided explorations through your senses. Find out how to feel at home anywhere, including city living and traveling. No garden required!!