With ICS your gardening skills can really blossom!
Have you ever watched a television gardener transform an ordinary plot of land into something stunning, and thought 'if only I could do that'? Well, with ICS you can!
Our Garden Design course will help you learn all the skills needed to create a wonderful spectacle full of colour and life. What's more, it'll also show you how to make a garden extremely practical for either yourself or the person you're designing it for.
Introduction to Garden Design
Assessing the Site
The Site Survey; Site Plan and Site Brief
The Design Process
The New Garden; Buildings, Structures and Hard Landscaping
The New Garden; Garden Design
The New Garden; Plants and Planting Plans
Design Solutions and Plans
The great news is that you don't need any previous gardening experience to take this course, although ideally you will have access to a garden or plot of land.
As an ICS student you will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus our team of Student advisors are only a phone call away for all the practical advice you may need - so we really are there with you 100%.
This course includes a number of assessments that you complete as part of your coursework and then forward to your tutor. Once your tutor has marked and graded your work, they'll send it back to you with their comments, if any.
ICS Diploma in Garden Design
What our students say
"When I first moved house I didn't have a clue what to do in the garden. However ICS provided me with the answer! The coursework was well presented and proved to be very useful to me. I even got a free textbook that I often refer back to. I would recommend the course to anyone interested in improving their green fingers!" Fiona McLeod, ICS Graduate, Glasgow
The ICS Garden Design Course has been primarily designed to help aspiring garden designers acquire the key skills used by professionals to successfully design gardens, mainly for clients, but also for private use. The fees that Garden Designers can command does vary enormously depending on the nature of their experience, the area they are working in, and the size of the job commissioned to carry out.
Free with course
Free textbook "Planting Plans for your garden"
Free gardening bag with essential garden design items- tape measure, line pin measuring set, gardening gloves and trowel set.
It is recommended that you read the free textbook provided with your course to supplement your knowledge as you progress.