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Studying at the College

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Students at the London College of Garden Design follow many different routes before embarking on their studies with us. Some already have related design or horticultural skills, some do not. Many are moving from another career but we also welcome students who come straight from full time education. There is no one best route and the mix of skills in each year makes for a lively and supportive environment where students learn from each other during their studies as much as our world class tutors.

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We also welcome students from overseas although you will need to check with the immigration services to make sure you are eligible to study in the UK. In recent years we have had students from all the European Community countries and further afield including the USA, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

Each of our venues are in great locations where you will benefit from gardens recognised worldwide for their design and plant collections. Indeed, this is a great resource that we use to support our teaching and you will always have available to you to back up what you learn in class.

It is important to us that you maximize the benefit of classes and we ask that you make every effort to attend every lecture and studio days where you will be able to access the experience and skills of practising tutors on a one to one basis. Our tutors are also available by email and you will find many resources online through a library link that includes lecture notes, lecture recordings, professional information, book and equipment recommendations. Student-led digital support groups enable you to be in communication with other students at any time.

Not only are our venues chosen for their proximity to public transportation links they also provide the day to day needs you require with a number of good catering facilities throughout the day.

If you would like to talk to any of our staff about the College and the services available alongside your chosen course of study please contact us on +44(0)1483 762955.