This programme is specifically for those who want to pursue a career as a professional garden designer. Real community-based projects complement the development of essential academic knowledge and creative abilities. Our course tutors and teaching environments provide an outstanding learning experience, with excellent links to industry and commerce.
- Garden design principles
- Planting design
- Professional garden practice
- Digital media in design
- Historical influence in garden design
- Graphic skills for garden design
- Landscape and garden maintenance.
Two years part-time or one year part-time if combined with the successful completion of the HNC programme.
Students can progress onto degree-level garden design and horticulture courses on completion of this programme
Career opportunities include in garden and landscape design practice, consultancy and landscape gardening. There is also the potential to work on a self-employed basis.
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.