The London College of Garden Design

Inspirational training in the heart of London

Are you looking for world-class, inspirational training to develop a career in garden design? Our one-year Garden Design Diploma led by Andrew Wilson is rmly established as one of the leading quali cations in the UK. With students coming from across Europe, we pride ourselves on o ering an exciting and o en demanding environment that teaches not just the fundamentals of design but also develops skills in construction design and running your own successful garden design studio.

Classes take place at the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the Orangery Conference Centre. All our expert tutors are practicing professionals and we ensure that our students get the opportunity to take part in inspirational visits and free graduate seminars.

Great opportunities

Other opportunities include assisting top designers at RHS shows, such as through our unique collaboration with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and we also regularly offer graduates the chance to design show gardens for sponsors that have approached us.

Our Planting Design Diploma

We also offer a six-month intensive Planting Design Diploma for those who already have some experience in landscape architecture, horticulture or gardening and who want to extend their skills in this important aspect of garden design.

Led by Andrew Fisher Tomlin, a Chartered Horticulturist and winner of RHS Best in Show awards, the course supports your passion for planting design with some of the UK’s leading planting specialists including Neil Lucas, Carolyn Willitts, Tony Kirkham, Nigel Dunnett, Jo ompson, Kate Gould, Helen Basson and James Basson.

Continuing Professional Development

Every designer needs to keep up with current trends and especially new materials and methods. Our Info Burst seasons bring together experts from across the design, landscaping and plant worlds. Based at Regent’s University in central London, the seminars are held in the evening and o er bite -sized bursts of information to help you keep up to date.

We also offer short courses in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society at RHS Garden Wisley and in collaboration with RBG Kew at our home in Kew Gardens. Each course concentrates on a specific element of garden design and is suitable for both professionals and the amateur enthusiast.


Tel: 01245 424200