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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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Planting Design Diploma

January – July 2025
We still have a few places left for our Planting Design Diploma course starting in January 2025.

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 shine at the Hampton Court Royal Garden Palace Festival

3 Jul, 2024
Our talented LCGD graduates stole the show at the recent Hampton Court Royal Garden Palace Festival with their stunning “All About Asteraceae” borders.

The LCGD partners with the RHS to celebrate the Asteraceae plant family

18 Jun, 2024
The London College of Garden Design has teamed up with the Royal Horticultural Society to create a new planting feature, “All About Asteraceae: the plant family with flower power” for this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. Planted by recent graduates of the college, seven borders along Ditton Avenue will welcome visitors to the Festival and will showcase the wide variety and diversity of plants in the genus Asteraceae.

How can designers contribute to a sustainable future?

30 May, 2024
At LCGD we take the challenges we face to biodiversity and a changing climate seriously and ensure that the very wide subject of sustainable design is discussed on ALL our courses.

London College of Garden Design graduates win Best in Show awards

23 May, 2024
At the opening of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show London College of Garden Design (LCGD) Graduates have won two of the Best in Category Awards.

The new Autumn season at Kew

15 May, 2024
We have launched a special new season of short courses at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew celebrating plants, gardens and the business of design this Autumn.

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.