Institute of Garden Design
Our garden design course makes it easy for you to become a qualified garden or landscape designer.
And because our courses are home-study, you can learn at your own pace.
The garden design course shows you how to design a landscape around your own ideas. Watch your flower garden take shape right before your eyes. No more planting and replanting until you think you've got it right. You'll be able to make the right choice the first time! Think of all the time and energy you'll save!
With our home-study course in garden design, you'll become your very own garden designer, as well as gaining a qualification in the process.
You'll find yourself designing your friends' and neighbours' gardens. Then you'll get commissions through word of mouth. Before you know it, you'll be a professional designer.
Who knows, you might end up designing gardens for international shows or celebrities. The possibilities are endless.
Some people love their garden; and they'll make the most of it by adding a water feature, for example (right).
For others, the garden is a place to use; somewhere to get outside and enjoy life.
And even if you're too busy to spend much time in the garden, you still need to keep it attractive and presentable.
But whatever your needs, our garden design course will give you a Diploma in Garden Design, and put you on the first step to a career as a garden designer.
How big is your garden?
Gardens come in all shapes, sizes and types. Though few are as big as a palace, left.
But the look of any garden is determined by what you or your client wants, the area you're working with (its natural features) and how you plan to use the garden.
Sadly, most people don't really plan their garden. So they end up admiring other people's garden designs, and never being quite satisfied with their own property.
There are exceptions of course. But more people would have a garden that really suits them if they took the time to do a little planning.
Your new skills will help your clients achieve the garden of their dreams.
To learn more, go to the links at the top of the page. And imagine how much more fruitful your life could be as a garden designer.
Landscape design, as it's more commonly known in the US, helps you improve your garden or yard. It's a place where you can entertain guests, or just enjoy the open air.
Our courses now come with a free DVD that gives you a clear and simple explanation of the principles of garden design.
The DVD is packed with examples of good and bad design. Once you know what to look for, it all becomes clear. When you know what gives a garden that designer look, you'll be able to design gardens for other people with flair and style.
A universal course
You can choose from two different versions of the course. One is written in US English (and has topics that meet the needs of people in North America and related countries). The other is a UK and Europe edition. That way, you get the course that's right for you.
The Institute of Garden Design
Overbrook Business Centre
Somerset BS28 4PA, UK
Phone: 0800 781 1715
© The Institute of Garden Designô, 2007