This 6-module home study course provides an in-depth exploration of historical garden design, showing you how to create a garden that is both authentic and entirely in-keeping with an historical home. The course covers every step in the process, from first research to selecting and sourcing authentic hard landscaping materials and plant varieties.
Subjects covered include: history of garden design; historical homes in context; planning and design of the historical garden; planting plans; key species of each period; hard landscaping materials in historical context; sourcing authentic materials; selecting appropriate alternatives; historical horticultural techniques.
Whether your goal is to create your own period garden, or to learn more about this area as a complement to general garden design skills, this course is ideal.
Our tutorial support is second-to-none! When you enrol on the course you are assigned an experienced personal tutor who will work with you all the way through. Tutors are available by e-mail at any time to offer support, advice or if you would just like a chat about how the course is going – including weekends, bank holidays and evenings! We see this level of support as central to the success of our courses. If you would prefer to chat to your tutor you can arrange a call back through the main office at a mutually convenient time.
All courses are despatched by courier.