Your guide to the best courses available in garden design and horticulture
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Whether you’re looking for a professional career or to gain the skills to create a new and relaxing oasis at home, we have the course that could be right up your garden path…
All garden courses are held at our stunning Hampton Court location and are delivered in a professional, friendly and stimulating environment. KLC’s Diploma in Garden Design is a professional, career-orientated course is intensive, but hugely enjoyable, and covers all aspects of garden design…
Tel: 02073 763377
“Whatever talent you have as a garden designer, no matter how hidden, Rob will find and develop.”
Join us this October on our one-year, part-time diploma course as the first step towards one of the most rewarding and enjoyable of careers. Led by leading, award winning garden designer Rob Whitehead, we offer small class sizes, plenty of one-to-one feedback, and a friendly, supportive environment in which to develop your skills.
Tel: 02087 839658
Come and grow with us at Waterperry Gardens.
Whatever your passion, whether it’s gardening or bread making, pruning or willow weaving, we have the course for you. We also offer RHS Levels 2 and 3 Horticulture courses. Learn in the beautiful surroundings of Waterperry Gardens, a stones-throw from Oxford and home to a quality plant centre, gallery, gift barn and teashop. Visit the website to see our new 2012/13 course syllabus or give us a call.
Tel: 01844 339226
The Plant Course & The Tree Course 2012 – 2013
The Plant School continues to specialise in what it does best - combining students who love their plants with knowledgeable and expert enthusiasts who are keen to share their interest in horticulture. Students on all courses are able to broaden their understanding of how plants prefer to grow and how they interact with their surroundings.
“The Plant School has changed my gardening life” – Student, 2011 - 2012
Tel: 01327 861150 / 07745 345680
Sue is a leading horticulturalist and lecturer. Her courses provide tuition in all aspects of gardening and design, from three-term day or evening courses on Design your own Garden and Garden Design and Management, to one-day workshops on Pruning Shrubs and Roses (spring and summer), Planning Borders, Growing and Training Fruit in Small Spaces, Plant Swap and Garden Visit.
Tel: 01453 890820
Our one-year Garden Design Diploma led by Andrew Wilson is the leading qualification for those seeking a career in garden design. Classes take place in the Orangery conference facilities at the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and our students have benefited from experience and careers with leading UK designers such as Luciano Giubbilei, Jo Thompson and Andy Sturgeon. We can also help you develop your skills with practical, inspiring short courses and an insider’s knowledge of the profession.
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 762955
The Horticultural industry provides a number of employment opportunities covering many qualifications and skills. BCA has extensive practical facilities based around an attractive and friendly campus.
Tel: 01628 824444
Nationally recognised RHS qualifications are offered by colleges and other approved centres throughout the UK and Ireland.
SHORT COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
Improve your skills whatever your level in gardening, garden design, photography, botanical art and garden crafts.
Tel: 01483 226500
The World’s First ‘Virtual’ Gardening School – at MyGardenSchool you can do four week online gardening courses taught by the world’s greatest designers and horticulturalists. You get video lectures, weekly assignments, personal tuition, and a virtual classroom. World class gardening courses are available to you, wherever you’re located, and are suitable for enthusiastic amateurs, or garden design professionals alike.
Tel: 01491 628 950
Great Dixter offers a range of intensive one day Study days with Fergus Garrett and his team, covering Succession planting, Meadow gardening, Designing with plants, Exotic gardening, Nursery Propagation and other subjects. There is also the exclusive opportunity to join week-long symposia that cover the Dixter style of gardening.
Tel: 01797 252 878 X3
This is a one year part time course for those who wish to start a career in garden design. Class sizes are deliberately kept small to ensure that each student gets plenty of one to one tuition. The lecturers are either practising garden designers or involved in the garden design industry in their specialist field including planting, lighting, water and computer rendering. Nigel Philips is a Fellow of The Society of Garden Designers and follows the recommendations for a garden design course laid down by the Society. A discount for the course is available if payment is received by July 31st 2013.
Tel: 01273 477746