HELLO and welcome to the UK’s premier garden design school.
There are smaller garden design schools, bigger garden design schools, and design schools which make bigger claims - but there is no better design school.
We are proud of our reputation in the garden design industry for producing some of the country’s most talented garden designers from our flagship garden design diploma course which has run for over 25 years. When a RHS Chelsea multi gold medal winning designer wanted a new member for his team recently - he rang us, and one of our graduates became the third member of his team to have been trained by us. This is testament to the regard in which our graduates are held.
Rob Whitehead, the School’s Principal, is a leading, award-winning garden designer. Through his design consultancy he undertakes a wide variety of garden design work from small urban gardens to large scale multi discipline projects for both private and corporate clients. His consultancy concentrates on projects in the UK, France and Italy.
Rob is a gifted, inspirational and natural teacher, who enjoys passing on his skills and experience. He is at the very forefront of garden design education; he is a member of the Society of Garden Designer’s Colleges & Students Committee and has also been appointed to lecture for the Society, running courses for practising designers working towards registered member status. He is therefore well aware of the failings of many courses - he sees first hand the knowledge gaps of the many designers attending these courses. Rob undertakes a significant proportion of the teaching on our Diploma course.
“Whatever talent you have as a garden designer, no matter how hidden, Rob will find and develop.”
These words from one of our recent graduates echo feedback received by our students over the very many years we have been teaching our Diploma in Garden Design.
Our Diploma course is taught one day a week over one academic year, beginning each October, and you can join us at our easily accessible training centres in London or Bristol. We have always maintained a small class size of 10 students on each course as we believe that is the optimum number for the learning curve involved, to ensure full support and one to one backup in and out of the classroom for each student.
You might be a landscaper looking to add a design element to your business, someone wanting a complete career change, or just love gardens and want to acquire the skills to design properly. We have the skills and experience to help you realise your ambition.
In a nutshell our Diploma course:-
• Teaches you the practical and business skills you will need to practice as a garden designer
• Is taught by a leading UK designer who also has proven lecturing skills
• Runs from two easily accessible venues
• Gives you an industry recognised qualification
Not sure it’s for you? Join us on our next Info Session - click here for more information.