The original Garden Design Diploma course launched in 2007 has been joined by specialist continuing professional development courses such as the Planting Design Diploma (2013), the Construction Design Certificate (2019) and the Sustainable Design Certificate (2021). Many of our students graduate to work for some of the world’s leading design offices as well as setting up their own businesses. To date LCGD students and Graduates have won more awards from the Society of Garden Designers, the professional body for garden design, than from any other college.
In 2019 LCGD Melbourne opened in Australia offering a new blended learning 18 month course under the leadership of Brent Reid. Brent is one of Australia’s leading Landscape Designers and has worked internationally with his studio based in Torquay at the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. The College operates in a very similar way to London and is based in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Victoria, Melbourne Gardens offering training to students across Australia and New Zealand. The course is a combination of our Garden Design and Planting Design programmes that we offer in the UK, hence it being a longer course.
The ethos of learning Garden Design from practicing professionals who are up to date with the latest information remains a priority for LCGD today as environmental challenges and regulatory changes make it imperative that our students learn the latest information from the best in our professions. We continue to engage with the industry and the requirements of modern landscape design which means that our courses are constantly evolving and our Graduates achieve successful careers.