Our Planting Design Diploma has been developed to support garden designers, landscape architects and professional gardeners who want to expand their skills and expertise in planting design. It is a unique course not found anywhere else in Europe and is delivered across six months starting in January. It includes classroom-based lectures, workshops and studio work as well as garden, park and nursery visits that will support your planting design development.
Please note that we are planning to start the Planting Design Diploma in late January 2021 as previously planned. If you download our prospectus we will keep you informed of any developments but for now we are already taking enrolments.
The course is led by Director Andrew Fisher Tomlin and includes some of the UK’s leading designers and nurserymen. At the London College of Garden Design we have many students enrol from across Europe not just the UK and this course has been designed to make it easy for students to fit study into their working lives and to commute from their homes to London to take part. Further details are available by requesting a prospectus at the bottom of this page.
The Planting Design Diploma is programmed across five key elements:
As well as the College’s Directors our tutors on the Planting Design Diploma include specialists such as Neil Lucas the UK’s leading ornamental grass specialist and Tony Kirkham, curator at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Garden designers that teach on this course have included RHS Gold Medal Winners Jo Thompson, Kate Gould, James and Helen Basson Carolyn Willetts, Amanda Patton and RBG Kew Garden Design Manager Richard Wilford.
The Planting Design Diploma classes 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 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. Visits outside of the classroom will be coordinated within the schedule with the majority of them being in the second half of the course.
We welcome students on our Planting Design Diploma course from both the UK and overseas. This is a 5 month part time course and so it is possible to take part whilst on a standard tourist visa if you are eligible.
The Planting Design Diploma starts in January of each academic year. Please contact us if you are interested in enrolling for this coming January or if you’d like to meet with Andrew Fisher Tomlin for an informal chat about the course. If you are applying from overseas you will need to be eligible to study in the UK.
At the London College of Garden Design we offer the best professional garden design course on the market where students can learn from the very best in the profession every day. We look forward to hearing from you.