Garden Design: Next Steps (On Location)

Learn to plan, design and execute your own unique garden designs within a pre-set designed landscape.


Why take this course?

This course acts leads on from the introductory course in garden design, covering basic yet essential aspects of the various stages of the garden design process.

What you will experience

You will study all aspects of garden design including design theory, garden history, garden styles, the use of plant groups, the functions of both hard and soft landscaping, measurements, surveying and site analysis of gardens.

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Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

Applicants should have successfully completed the Introduction to Garden Design course. 

What you will need

Students will need outdoor clothing for weeks where a site visit is required. 

What you need to know

Next steps



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