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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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Garden Design Diploma

September 2024-July 2025
We still have a few places left for our Garden Design Diploma course starting in September 2024.

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.

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


LCGD Graduates lead the field

5 Feb, 2024
LCGD Graduates once again led the garden design profession at this year’s SGD Awards winning 5 of the awards including 2 out of 3 student awards.

LCGD graduate wins Bali Chalk Fund Award

20 Dec, 2023
At the annual BALI Awards last Friday where the best of the UK landscape professions are celebrated, London College of Garden Design Graduate Craig Atkinson was awarded the 2023 BALI Chalk Fund National Garden Design Student of the Year.

Prolandscaper Awards Graduate Success

19 Dec, 2023
Our graduates and students were enjoying Futurescape last month.

Graduate competition announces winner

13 Dec, 2023
Congratulations to Chloe Hamblen, our recent Graduate who has won our latest Graduate competition for a public park in South East London.

Chelsea Garden for Burma Skincare Initiative

9 Nov, 2023
We’re delighted to report that Planting Design Diploma Graduate Helen Olney has won our competition to design a garden for the Burma Skincare Initiative at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2024.

Building the future

1 Aug, 2023
We continue to build a strong future for LCGD with our professional colleagues from the landscape industry and so we are delighted to welcome Nina Baxter as a Director of the College and as the new course leader for our professional Planting Design Diploma.