Designing a Garden

Course CodeSGH1
Fee CodeSG
Duration (approx)20 hours
QualificationCertificate of Completion

Learn the Basic Fundamentals of Garden Design Quickly

With lots of tutuor support

At only 20 hours. this is different to our other 100 hour courses; being not only shorter and with a lower fee, but with the assessments at the end of each lesson being fully automated.

At the end of each lesson, you are given a short interactive test to undertake, to provide an indication of how your learning is progressing. 

You have access to a help desk for support from a horticulture tutor if you need it in any point in your studies.
When you finish the final lesson, you are given a more thorough automated test or examination. If you achieve an overall pass; in this final online test; you are provided with an electronic copy of a  "Certificate of Completion", with your name and the course name and date, to print and store electronically in your permanent records.


Lesson Structure

There are 16 lessons in this course:

  1. INTRODUCTION
    • DO IT IN STAGES
    • THE PLANNING PROCESS
    • EARTHWORKS
    • DESIGN IS A PROCESS
    • HOW TO DESIGN A GARDEN ROOM STEP-BY-STEP
    • Garden Room Components – What to Put in Your Garden Room
    • DESIGNING A GARDEN FOR A NEW HOUSE
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
  2. APPROPRIATENESS OF GARDEN DESIGN
    • TECHNIQUES FOR KEEPING IN SCALE
    • THE IMPORTANCE OF SPACE
    • GARDEN FEATURES FOR SMALL GARDENS
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
  3. CREATING AN IMPACT
    • BORROW YOUR NEIGHBOURS LANDSCAPE TO MAKE YOUR GARDEN SEEM LARGER
    • BRINGING THE OUTSIDE IN
    • BRINGING THE GARDEN INSIDE
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
  4. DESIGNING TO A BUDGET
    • WORKING OUT YOUR BUDGET
    • MAINTENANCE COSTS
    • THE PLANT BUDGET
    • SELECTING AND MAINTAINING YOUR TOOLS
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
  5. CHOOSING PLANTS
    • WHAT VARIETY?
    • WHICH PLANT?
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
  6. USING THE GARDEN
    • OUTDOOR LIVING
    • GARDEN FURNITURE
    • BARBEQUES
    • CHILDREN PLAYING
    • MAKE GARDENS MORE USER FRIENDLY
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
  7. WHERE THE GARDEN MEETS THE HOUSE
    • WHAT TO DO
    • PRACTICAL CONCERNS
    • OTHER WAYS OF JOINING THE GARDEN AND HOUSE
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
  8. MAKING THE WINTER GARDEN MORE COMFORTABLE
    • SOLUTIONS FOR SLIPPERY SURFACES
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
  9. GARDENS FOR CHILDREN
    • PLAY EQUIPMENT FOR DIFFERENT AGES
    • CHILDPROOFING A GARDEN
    • PLAY EQUIPMENT
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
  10. THE SECURE HOME AND GARDEN
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
    • LIGHTING A GARDEN
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
  11. DEALING WITH SHADE
    • TREES TO CREATE SHADE
    • ENTERTAINING IN A SHADED GARDEN
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
  12. GARDEN ART
    • CHOOSING GARDEN ORNAMENTATION
    • GARDEN SCULPTURE
    • OTHER ORNAMENTATION
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
  13. POTS & PLANTERS
    • LOOKING FOR COLOURFUL
    • USING COLOURFUL POTS
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
  14. COLOUR IN THE GARDEN
    • COLOURS AND GARDEN STYLES
    • TIPS FOR USING COLOUR
    • SEASONAL COLOUR
    • TIPS FOR YEAR ROUND COLOUR
    • HOW TO BRIGHTEN A WINTER GARDEN
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
  15. APPLICATIONS FOR COLOUR
    • TEN WAYS TO USE COLOUR
    • COLOUR THEMES
    • REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING
  16. GARDEN FURNITURE
    • FURNISHING THE GARDEN
    • WHAT FURNITURE DOES YOUR GARDEN NEED?
    • WHERE TO PUT YOUR GARDEN FURNITURE
    • WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN GARDEN FURNITURE
    • BARBECUES
    • WASHING LINES
    • HAMMOCKS
    • UMBRELLAS
    • POOLSIDE FURNITURE
    • COLOURS

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM DOING THIS COURSE?

  • Use this course to help you design a garden for yourself or to kick of a career.
  • A great course for gardeners looking to expand their business into design.
  • A great course for those that do not have a lot of spare time but would like to understand more about garden design