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The London College of Garden Design is renowned for equipping students with all the tools required to launch a successful garden design career. We are committed to supporting our graduates through their careers and many come back time and again to update their skills on our free graduate training days. Our reputation in design also means that we are often able to offer opportunities exclusively to our graduates. Recently these have included opportunities to design gardens for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and other shows, and for permanent public landscapes in central London.

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Tabitha Rigden

Laura Potten

We get a large number of requests for garden design staff from the Garden Design profession and Landscape industry that we aim to pass onto our students and graduates. Graduates have previously secured careers with leading designers including Jo ThompsonLuciano Giubbilei, Tom Stuart-Smith, Andy Sturgeon and Sam Martin.

Whilst it is difficult to place every student on work experience we do aim to give all our students the opportunity to be involved at events such as garden shows. Over the past 5 years we have sponsored a successful planting design competition at the Belvoir Castle Flower & Garden Show that gives budding exhibitors their first taste of designing a space for a garden show.

In normal years we have been able to access the Chelsea Flower Show before it opens and have run a unique collaboration with the RHS to enable students and graduates to design planting for event spaces at this show.

With the support of many of the world’s leading garden designers we are often able to introduce students to design positions.

If you have an interest in garden design and gardens but not as a career we have developed a series of events and courses that will give you an insider’s knowledge of the profession and enable you to expand your skills for your own garden. Please register your interest with us by signing up for our occasional newsletters and we’ll keep you up to date with everything that’s happening.