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11/06/2014 at 22:26

Has anyone on here ever been on a garden design course?

I'd love to try my hand, but there seem to be so many versions about.

Ideally I'm looking for something I can do a day a week, over a 6-12 month period or so, in London.

London College of Garden Design looks impressive, but at 11k for a years course, I nearly fainted.

Does anyone know of the Capel Manor level 2 Garden Design course, either Enfield or Regents Park based?


Thank you 


11/06/2014 at 22:48

I did a Christopher Pickard Design course (in Edinburgh). It was 1 day a week at the Botanics. Very full-on course but it did turn out designers who could start their own businesses. There is a course in London.  Were you thinking of doing it for your own pleasure or as a career change?

11/06/2014 at 22:53

As a career change, I hope.

thanks for the info.

how did it pan out for you, if I may ask, and was there a strong horticultural element?

thanks again.

11/06/2014 at 23:06

I did mine at Sparsholt , near Winchester

11/06/2014 at 23:06

Thanks Hosta - I'm in London, so ideally need a london- based one.

11/06/2014 at 23:39

Lost my reply! Course was very comprehensive. Aimed to enable you to start your own business. Did assume you had plant knowledge but you did learn a lot. Had to do 1-2days per week out with college day. Helps if you can draw. That was a bit of a steep learning curve for me. Lots of hard work required.

11/06/2014 at 23:40

It was about 10 years ago I did it.

12/06/2014 at 06:47

Thanks hogweed 

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