This flexible part-time course offers the benefits of hands-on projects, experience of all aspects design principles and the development of the business skills needed to set up a small to medium-sized garden design practice. Our dedicated teaching spaces lend themselves to the development of a productive, creative studio culture.
- Garden design principles
- Plant selection and establishment
- Professional garden design practice
- Advanced garden design
- Digital media in art and design
- Planting design
- A major integrated garden design project.
One year part-time.
Successful completion of this course allows progression on to the HND programme.
There are many career options students can pursue on completion of this course, including in landscape and garden design practice and consultancy. You will also be prepared for setting up your own business.
Applicants should have 48 UCAS points at A-Level or a Level Three Extended Diploma or equivalent.
Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.
HND Horticulture (Garden Design)
While studying garden design, Pippa was given the chance ot enter a garden into the Harrogate Flower Show - the premier horticultural show in the north. Working alongside other students from the College, Pippa teamed up with a local charity to develop the garden.
The garden, designed for those living with dementia, aimed to create a safe environment for its users by reminding them of familiar smells using scented flowers and by incorporating pathways that brought them back to the start.
The garden impressed the judges so much that it secured one of just three gold awards at the show.
Praised for its consideration of its end users, and the quality of the building work, the garden became the highlight of the show, and following its win, it was donated to the charity that helped Pippa come up with the award winning design. And for Pippa, the success secured a future with Hobson and Porter - a local building firm which now has its own landscape designer.