The London College of Garden Design has become the first garden design college to launch a special professional development day supporting their recent graduates.
Director Andrew Fisher Tomlin said "we were conscious that it is tough out there and we want our graduates to succeed in their new careers so we decided to offer them a free focussed day's training to update them on the skills that really matter."
The London College of Garden Design has launched a new website to join all its venues and courses together into one place. more>>
Two 2012 graduates of the Garden Design Diploma, were finalists for the Student Designer Award and our 2012 graduate of the year Jon Sims won. Jon said “Being nominated for the Student Award capped of a great year on the LCGD course and winning it has opened up great opportunities to develop my career into the future. more>>
We have teamed up with the Royal Horticultural Society to bring a range of exclusive design courses to RHS Garden Wisley in 2013. Courses start in February and details will be available from 12 November on our short courses page and at www.rhs.org.uk/courses/leisure-learning.
London College of Garden Design Director Mark Gregory has announced the latest series of special info burst design courses will be offered at the bargain price of £10 per evening. This season’s courses concentrate on the delivery of designs with great service and construction. more >>
The London College of Garden Design has forecast the top ten design trends that we'll be seeing at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012. With input from some of the big design names here's their top ten trends to look out for. more >>
The College has announced a number of new events across the UK and Ireland for this autumn. Check out our short courses page for more details.
Graduate Zeno Perfetti was one of the finalists in the Society of Garden Designers 2011 Student Award and followed this success by winning the competition to design a stand for the National Trust Garden Collection at Hampton Court Palace Flower show in 2012. Zeno has re-imagined the products in the range to create something unexpected and sculptural for next year's show.
Fiona Silk, a 2011 graduate of the one year Garden Design Diploma has won a Gold Medal in the Garden Views category of the Southport Flower Show Open Photography Competition with an image of the stream at the bottom of Bodnant, taken on a bright but misty November morning. The judges said it's "a wonderfully evocative composition. It is really very difficult to obtain perfect exposure right across a picture such as this but it is achieved here to perfection". You can see more of Fiona's work at www.fionasilk.com.
The London College of Garden Design celebrated student success this week when the Garden Design Diploma class of 2011 graduated. At the same time the College has launched a new interactive gallery on its website that graduates will be able to use over the coming year to promote their services. Click here to read more.
From September 2011 the London College of Garden Design one-year Garden Design Diploma classes will 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.
Four out of five prizes awarded in the 2010 Student Graphic illustration competition have gone to London College of Garden Design Diploma graduates. Click here to see more of their work.
Henrietta Murray Wicks won the Conceptual sketches category of which the judges said ‘These sketches demonstrate the essence of good concept sketches – quick to produce, if necessary in the presence of the client, and rendered in a clear, simple and striking graphic style.’
John Davies won the planting plans category of which the judges said ‘A very clear and precise planting plan utilising conventional symbols with carefully annotated plant name labels. This plan would be easy for a contractor to follow.’
Phoebe D’Arcy won for her perspective drawings of which the judges said ‘this was the best example entered in this category of a clear and simple perspective sketch to get across to a client the designer’s intention for a garden space….. this sketch made the viewer really believe that they were in the future garden space – very well done.’
And Lucy Walton was a joint winner of the 3D modeling category with the judges saying it ‘epitomised the essence and value of the 3D model to the designer’
The London College of Garden Design that opened its doors to students on it's new one year Garden Design Diploma in 2009 has launched a new interactive student gallery on its website and announced a graduation first. Click here to read more.
If you were unlucky enough to miss our great Evening Standard event there is still a chance to get some top tips on the three most difficult challenges of a small city garden. Click here for an accompanying article. And watch out for a great new Gardens Illustrated day coming this autumn.
Along with the Royal Horticultural Society the College supports the ThinkinGardens group in exploring a new way of thinking about, and discussing, gardens. For a recent report on a joint symposium click here.
We already have students enrolled for our Garden Design Diploma starting in September 2011. Please click on Diploma Course to download more details.
There's never been a better time to think about a new career in garden design. The London College of Garden Design offers a professional Garden Design Diploma aimed at providing a world-class training in garden design. Click here for more information.
Take a look at our new short course season including another great offer for our Info Burst season. Click on Short Courses for more details.