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 landscapes a park on the South bank in central London.
All our students and graduates are able to have a page on our website to promote their projects, skills and services. We find that many people people are interested in appointing a new designer to their projects and so these pages are an invaluable support to an early career in garden design.
Our graduates have won more Student of the Year Awards from the Society of Garden Designers in the past 10 years than those from all the other colleges put together. Graduates have also won the premier student award in the USA and achieved success at Royal Horticultural Society shows including the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
In 2018 LCGD graduates won both of the Society of Garden Designers Student Awards, 8 of our recent graduates created gardens at Royal Horticultural Society shows including 3 at Chelsea of which some were Gold Medal award winners. 2016 graduate Tom Massey won a Gold and Best Award at the Singapore Garden Show and and another graduate from the same year Will Williams has been named the Royal Horticultural Society’s Young Designer of the Year 2018.
But to achieve success you don’t have to win awards. As well as design skills we believe knowledge of construction techniques and sound professional practice are just as important and whichever course you choose we aim to cover these skills as much as design excellence. Take a look at the film above where one of our graduates talks about his garden design career after graduating.