Our Team

Pickard Team

Our diploma course teaches you the practical and business skills you will need to practice as a garden designer

  • Is taught by leading UK professionals
  • Runs from two easily accessible venues
  • Established for over 30 years


Gary May

Having decided to make a career change, Gary completed the Diploma Course in Garden Design with the Pickard School, passing with Distinction.

After completing the course Gary set-up Globe Gardens. As well as offering a full design service for residential clients, Globe Gardens has achieved great success offering CAD drawings, planting design and supply to many Landscapers and Garden Designers.

Gary knows first-hand about the many issues facing those considering a major career change; before retraining as a garden designer himself, he worked in senior management roles within the Logistics & Supply Chain industries in the UK and Europe. This has given him a unique insight into career change and the transferability of skills acquired – as well as a sharp commercial focus.

Gary is a gifted, inspirational and natural teacher who enjoys passing on his skills and experience. His combination of design and business experience makes him uniquely qualified in the field of garden design education.