There are no set class times, so you can fit study into your life in a way that suits you. You can also take a study break of up to 12 months if needed, and return to the course when you’re ready.
You’ll benefit from one-to-one support from an expert personal tutor who you can contact by email or instant chat at any time.
[testimonial company=”Garden Design Diploma” author=”Kate Weaver” image=”http://www.bordersuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/garden-design-diploma-kate-.jpg”]Garden Design has been my dream job for a long time, but juggling work and caring for two growing children, I thought there was no way I could do the necessary training, so I was really pleased when I found this course. Studying by distance learning suited me perfectly, it meant I could plan study around work and family life, and I could take a break when I needed to too. I may not have been Lydia’s fastest student ever, but after two years I have my diploma and a portfolio of work I’m really proud of. What’s more I’ve just completed my first paid design project! The course was just what I was looking for – the material is excellent and I loved the personal tutor support – Lydia was great at keeping me on track and helping me to create a really professional portfolio of work. I probably asked a lot of daft questions in the early days, but she never once made me feel that – she was always supportive and patient.[/testimonial]
Subjects covered include: practical garden planning and design; key design techniques; latest trends in garden design; selecting new materials and techniques; understanding soil; working with clients; harmony and cohesion; creating a sense of place; key styles – Minimalist, Mediterranean, Urban and Oriental; materials and styles; assessing the site; selecting and arranging plants. With many garden plans and three-dimensional design sketches.
Students may apply to join the Society of Garden Designers as student members. Once their course is complete and they are practicing as a garden designers, they may apply to join as full members.