GARDEN DESIGN (Dip.PSGD)
OVERVIEW OF GARDEN DESIGN COURSE
Comprehensive and demanding, our Diploma course is for those who wish to gain the knowledge to design gardens professionally. It is challenging, vocational, intensive, yet enjoyable, and equips students with all the practical and business skills needed to develop their own garden design business.
We find that the demanding nature of the course and the teaching approach creates energetic, creative and committed student groups and with this in mind our class sizes are restricted to typically 10 students in each location to ensure that all our students receive personal attention.
All our garden design courses are taught from our teaching facilities in Bristol, based at the Create Centre, and London, based at the Garden Museum. We have many happy students on our Garden Design Courses from Surrey, Kent and throughout the UK.
DIPLOMA COURSE OBJECTIVES
To produce professional garden designers with a high degree of creativity allied to strong technical and project management skills together with a thorough understanding of business and marketing issues.
The course is taught one day a week over one academic year, with three terms of academic study and a fourth term of home study when you will work on a final major project. Students should allow a minimum of 24 hours per week study time.
Formal entrance requirements are not required, but a passion for plants and design and a commitment to study is. A good grasp of the English language, both spoken and written, is essential.