Garden Design Diploma Course – award winning training

A master class every day

The London College of Garden Design one-year Garden Design Diploma classes take place in the Orangery conference facilities at Kew Gardens and are led by Andrew Wilson, widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading garden design lecturers. Andrew has been at the forefront of garden design teaching in the UK and overseas, for some 20 years.

He is supported by practicing design, horticulture and technical professionals to ensure you get a wide experience of the industry and the most up to date knowledge. We pride ourselves on making sure you get personal attention and all the support you need to successfully complete the course.

Rewarding careers

This year’s Garden Design Diploma graduates are already on their way to rewarding careers. Over the past three years they have won the majority of awards made in the Society of Garden Designers Student Awards, an outstanding achievement and recognition of the level of training given at the College.

With our unique placement scheme we are often able to place students on work experience with some of the country’s leading garden designers. The majority of our students benefited from work experience this year and some have been rewarded with positions with designers including Andy Sturgeon, Luciano Giubbilei, Jo Thompson, Tom Stuart Smith and Sam Martin.

Kew Gardens – our teaching facilities for the London College of Garden Design Diploma

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 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.

“I wanted to drop you a line to thank you – once again! – for such informative and professional presentations. I will look forward to attending other days and Info Bursts in future as I’m finding them really inspiring as a way of continuing my professional development” JW


The Garden Diploma Course starts in September of each academic year. Please contact us if you are interested in enrolling for this September or if you’d like to meet with Andrew Wilson for an informal chat about the course. If you are applying from overseas you will need to be eligible to study in the UK.

At the London College of Garden Design we offer the best professional garden design course on the market where students can learn from the very best in the profession every day. We look forward to hearing from you.

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