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Starts: September (Enfield) and January (Regent’s Park)
Duration: part time, 1 day a week over 1 year
Available at: Enfield and Regent’s Park
Duration: 1 evening a week over 1 year
Available at: Enfield
You will develop skills in surveying, site analysis and the design principles and hard landscape materials used in garden construction while producing a range of technical and graphical drawings to a professional standard. The emphasis of the course is always on professionalism and a high standard of presentation is expected for all work. A wide range of topics and lectures are delivered by a combination of workshops and online resources.
- surveying and site analysis
- design principles
- graphic skills
- concept boards
- plan drawing and presentation
- plan colouring
- structural planting
- hard landscape materials
- construction drawings
- axonometric drawing
- structures and water features
- twentieth century garden designers
- working as a garden designer.
One or more of the following are required:
- Garden Design Certificate (Level 2) (preferred)
- RHS Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture + a Level 1 pass in an Introductory Garden Design Course
- Gardening and Commercial Landscaping Diploma (Level 2) or equivalent + a Level 1 pass in an Introductory Garden Design Course
- all applications are dependent upon tutor recommendations
You may be required to attend an interview and references may be called for in certain instances prior to being formally offered a place on the course.
Upon successful completion of one or both of these courses, you will be able to:
- begin to set up in professional practice as a garden designer
- with success in one course, continue to complete the second of the two courses
- with successful completion in both courses claim a final Diploma qualification
- to progress to the Foundation Degree in Garden Design and Plantsmanship
Last updated: 18 Sept 2019