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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 Diploma led by Andrew Wilson, the Planting Design Diploma and other garden design courses have been created to enable students to learn from the very best in the profession every day. All our tutors are practising professionals and have the most up to date knowledge and information to support you in your chosen career.


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Belvoir Competition

New Competition Launched!
Create a Countryside Border in the estate of the beautiful Belvoir Castle next July.

For the full brief click on the link below.

New courses launched

Various Dates
We are constantly updating our short courses. For more information, click on  the link below.
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Whether it is the one-year Garden Design Diploma, our six month Planting Design Diploma or our programme of short courses we can provide you with the most up to date professional Garden Design training.

Our main garden design classes take place at the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Our on-going programme of short courses is delivered from other venues chosen for their relevance and easy access for those coming from outside the capital including the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden at Wisley in Surrey.

We also offer a range of online courses or an option to train in a blended learning format to suit the way you like to learn.

Find us at

+44(0)1483762955 | INFO@LCGD.ORG.UK | KEW GARDENS


Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Awards

31 Mar, 2022
The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) celebrated their annual awards in March and we were delighted to see that LCGD Graduates were successful in winning a number of awards. Adam Vetere won two awards the first for the best Soft Landscape and the overall APL Designer of the Year 2022 for his Ravine Garden (pictured). Adam graduated from LCGD in 2019 and is a great example of what a professional course in Garden Design can help you achieve for your business in a short period of time.Rachel Reynolds, a 2016 LCGD Graduate working as the lead Designer for Langdale Landscapes also helped her company win three awards for different gardens.Finally Clara Guedes, who graduated from LCGD in 2018 and working as the Designer for The Botanical Gardener also won two awards.Congratulations to all Graduates on their success!Design and Image Adam Vetere

Belvoir Castle Flower and Garden Show 2022

26 Nov, 2021
We are once again supporting the Belvoir Castle Flower and Garden Show in 2022 with increased support of the Countryside Borders competition that celebrates planting design and supports new garden designers and horticulturists as they start their careers. In 2022 we are doubling the places available to 20 spaces, each with a £200 bursary, giving more the opportunity to see what it is like to exhibit at a garden show.This will be the fourth year for the competition which is open to anyone involved in garden design, horticulture and landscaping. It has proved to be a good platform for professionals wanting to develop their skills in show exhibiting with many going on to exhibit at other shows and enjoying the experience so much that they return to create another Countryside Border.Photo courtesy Jess AckermanEntries for the show should be submitted by 29th February 2022 and a brief can be downloaded here.

So You Want to be a Garden Designer

26 Nov, 2021
LCGD have relaunched their successful careers day So You Want to be a Garden Designer to support people thinking of moving to a career in the profession. Garden design is a very popular second career option for many, whether they already work in horticultural, the creative arts or other industries already and this day focusses on showing you what it means to be a Garden Designer.

Joining Andrew Wilson, our Director of Garden Design Studies, will be a number of professionals to explore the requirements for drawing, CAD, construction and planting design as well as how to start a successful career.

The course runs on Saturday 12th February at Kew Gardens. For more details on how to enrol visit our short courses page.

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