The London College of Garden Design

Inspiring courses for the garden professional…

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 firmly established as one of the leading qualifications in the UK. With students coming from across Europe we pride ourselves on offering an exciting and often 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.

Our students have won almost all of Society of Garden Designers Student Awards over the past seven years and frequently graduate to work for some of the world’s leading designers.

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Our Planting Design Diploma

Our six-month intensive Planting Design Diploma is 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 Thompson, Kate Gould, Graham Bodle, Helen Basson and James Basson.

Construction Design Program

For those designers and landscapers who would like to update their construction design skills we offer a short autumn-term programme to get you up to speed with the latest methods and materials.

Short courses

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.

For more information please visit our website or contact our administration office.

Contact: | 01483 762955