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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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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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5 Aug, 2022
The winner of the Countryside Borders competition, sponsored by the London College of Garden Design has been announced as Katy Watson. Katy also won the People’s Vote at the Belvoir Castle Flower & Garden Show with her design for a planted border that can support wild birds in our gardens by helping them forage for themselves and to improve biodiversity in our gardens (pictured). The winner of the award given by horticultural professionals at the show went to Charlotte Hastings and Michelle MacDonald won the Duchess’ trophy for her ‘Rural Retreat’ garden.

LCGD Graduate Katherine Holland exhibits her first show garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

7 Jul, 2022
We were delighted to see Katherine Holland at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival win a Silver medal for her garden ‘A Journey, in collaboration with Sue Ryder’The garden tells a story about the range of thoughts and emotions that we confront when experiencing grief, and is designed to encourage conversation with the aim of supporting those who are grieving and the people close to them.A winding path inset with oak cobbles leads you through a transitioning planting palette – from life as normal through shock, disbelief and all-consuming grief. As you exit the garden, the weathered oak posts that gradually rose and encircled you are still there, but now they intersect and entwine as new life grows around them. There is no defined finish – grief can be a lifelong journey, and everybody’s path is different.The planting was sublime with a range of beautiful perennials such as Achillea ‘Walter Funke’, Astrantia major ‘Ruby Wedding’, Eryngium yuccifolium, Verbena ‘Bampton’ and trees including Tilia henryana and Prunus incisa ‘Kojo-No-Mai’.For more information on Katherine’s work visit her website www.katherine-holland.co.uk

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

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