World class garden design courses
At The London College of Garden Design our aim is to provide world-class, inspirational garden design training. Our garden design courses and the Garden Design Diploma led by Andrew Wilson have been created to enable students to learn from the very best in the profession every day. All our tutors have the most up to date knowledge and information to support you in your chosen career whether it is the one-year Garden Design Diploma our Planting Design Certificate or our programme of short courses.
The London College of Garden Design one-year Garden Design Diploma and Planting Design Certificate classes take place in the Orangery conference facilities at the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and our ongoing programme of short courses is delivered from other venues across London, chosen for their relevance and easy access for those coming from outside the capital. We continue to offer courses at Regent's College in the Regent's Park as well as other venues such as the Royal College of Physicians.
- Fresh approach
- Leading tutors
- Practical skills
The London College of Garden Design one-year Garden Design Diploma classes take place in the Orangery conference facilities at the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. In keeping with our vision to offer the best garden design training available, our new teaching facilities are world class and provide a quiet haven for study in the middle of one of the world's leading botanic gardens. Kew is conveniently located within easy access of transport links and live projects being constructed in the capital. We welcome students on our landscape design diploma and garden design courses from both the UK and overseas.
Founded by three of the UK's leading garden professionals the College offers a flexible programme of full time and short courses to support your garden design career. Our one year Garden Design Diploma programme is the first garden design course aimed at providing a master class every day for its students. The Diploma is led by Andrew Wilson, widely acknowledged as one of the UK's leading garden design lecturers, who has been at the forefront of garden design teaching in the UK and overseas, for some 20 years. We take a fresh approach to our garden design courses, making sure that you get carefully targeted professional skills. As well as core design and plant skills we provide intensive business and construction teaching led by practicing professionals so that students can launch successful businesses as soon as they graduate.
It is important to us that every one of our tutors is a practicing professional. So not only will you receive tuition from Andrew Wilson and the other College Directors on the Garden Design Diploma, you'll also work with tutors such as Peter Thurman, technical specialists such as Martin Kelley and award winning designers including Adam Frost, Philip Nixon, James Alexander-Sinclair, Jo Thompson and John Wyer.
We also employ the best computer aided design tutors because it's an essential skill if you are to succeed in your career, and it's included in the Garden Design Diploma Course at no extra cost. Studio days will see you working individually and in small groups with a number of tutors as we believe that it is important to have at least 2 tutors available to support you on these creative days.
Our garden design short courses offer practical skills and inspirational teaching through which garden designers and landscape professionals can benefit and expand their skills. The current short course programme includes seminars aimed at contemporary design trends as well as the changing face of planting design and workshops supporting CAD, drawing skills and maintenance services.
We also continue our successful series of evening info burst seminars at Regent’s University in central London and our collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society at RHS Garden Wisley. In 2014 we opened a satellite training facility in Crewe so that professionals outside of the London region can more easily access our courses.
With the support of many of the world's leading garden designers we are often able to introduce students to immediate work placements and design positions. We have developed a unique work placement programme so that our students get on the job experience including involvement at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Graduates have previously secured careers with leading designers such as Jo Thompson, Luciano Giubbilei, Andy Sturgeon and Sam Martin.
If you have an interest in garden design and gardens but not as a career we have developed a series of events and courses that will give you an insider's knowledge of the profession and enable you to expand your own garden design skills. Please register your interest with us by clicking on contact us and we'll keep you up to date with everything that's happening.
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