Introduction to Garden Design

Get a great start in garden design – learning the artistic, theoretical and practical aspects

This course is ideal for those who want to study the fundamentals of garden design. It combines theoretical design aspects with plant knowledge and landscape construction skills – so you can translate your creative ideas into practical, workable designs. As well as design principles and styles, you will also learn about basic surveying, how to draw plans, ‘soft’ landscaping, which focuses on the choice and use of plants, and ‘hard’ landscaping such as laying paving and building garden structures. On completion you will have the skills to design a new garden for yourself or friends, or restore an existing garden. You will also have a great basis for further training or to pursue garden design as a professional career.

  • An introductory course that will give you a solid foundation in garden design
  • On successful completion you will receive an HCC Certificate and the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3
  • Flexible home-study learning so you can fit your learning around your work and life
  • Quality course material and excellent tutor support – to help you achieve your goals
  • Suitable for both amateur and professional gardeners
  • No previous experience needed

How the course works

Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

This flexibility makes it easy to fit learning around work and family commitments.

The extensive course materials have been developed by garden design and horticultural experts and are clear and straightforward, so your studying is easy and enjoyable. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance. (You can also contact your tutor or the support team for help at any point during your studies.)

The course includes all the required study materials.

There is no formal examination. On successful completion you will be awarded an HCC Certificate and the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3. You have 2 years to complete the course.

* Fees include QLS registration
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