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Fresh approach

We take a fresh approach to our garden design courses, making sure that you get carefully targeted professional skills. As well as core design and plant skills we provide intensive business and construction teaching led by practising professionals so that students can launch successful businesses as soon as they graduate.

With courses led and taught by many of the UK’s leading garden professionals the College offers a flexible programme of full time and short courses to support your garden design career. Our one year Garden Design Diploma programme is the first garden design course aimed at providing a master class every day for its students and our six-month Planting Design Diploma which is aimed at people who already have some experience in the professions of Garden Design, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture is unique to LCGD.

construction teaching at the LCGD

London College of Garden Design, Kew Gardens

Sustainable landscape design that takes account of the changing world that we live in is an important part of our training. The ability to develop design techniques that work with climate change, environmental initiatives and wildlife are as important as creating visually pleasing designs.

The Garden Design Diploma is led by Andrew Wilson, widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading garden design lecturers, who has been at the forefront of garden design teaching in the UK and overseas, for over 30 years. Our Planting Design Diploma is led by Nina Baxter, a renowned plantswoman, horticulturist and RHS Show Judge, with a long career in garden design.