Landscaping Courses

Course Listings

Green Walls and Roofs

Learn to develop appropriate and functional roof and vertical gardens, for residential, commercial and public landscapes.

There are lots of different reasons for creating a vertical garden or roof garden, and the way you develop the garden may be affected by the reason you create it. Common reasons might be:

    Lack of space for a more extensive garden
    Improve aesthetics of an ugly place (wall or roof)
    Improve physical environment (eg. Reduce glare, modify temperature, filter air pollutants, reduce water run off and mitigate flood problems)
    Urban farming –growing crops in an urban area

Landscape Construction

Distance Education Course -Learn to build a Garden

  • Learn how to lay paving, build walls and form the soil to create gardens
  • Acquire knowledge and skills to set yourself apart from other landscape professionals
  • Improve your career prospects for work in the landscape industry

There are two parts to any landscape:

  • Hard Landscaping -The non living components
  • Soft Landscaping -the living components, or plants

This course concentrates on hard landscaping, developing your knowledge of how to construct or build a landscape.

Learn to construct or build a garden the "right" way. This course provides a good grounding for someone entering the landscape industry.

Landscaping I


At the end of this 100 course you will be able to design a garden, and will have a foundation for further studies in specific areas of landscape design, development or management. Learn the principles that underpin all design. See how garden styles have evolved over the centuries, and broaden your understanding of how to use different garden components to create varying affects.


Student comments: [The course] gave me an insight into a subject that I have been interested in for a long time. Plus it has helped me in my current job with a local landscape/nursery company. [The structure] was done in a way which was very easy to understand and this helped when you hit a subject which ws hard to get a grip with.. All feedback from the tutors was very constructive and helpful.David Painter, Landscaping 1, UK.


Landscaping II

A natural progression from Landscaping I, but a self contained study unit in its own right. This course concentrates on the detail of creating individual components in a landscape that are the difference between a good and a great garden.

For a garden to be good it needs well nourished soil and healthy plants. However a great garden comprises many other components that include furnishings, buildings, water features, fences, drainage and irrigation systems, paths, driveways, entertainment and other outdoor living areas.

In this course you learn to design and build such things as walls, rockeries, steps, ponds, and paving; and you develop skills to create specific effects in a garden. 

It is equally suited to those already working or looking to work in the industry, or enthusiastic gardeners with good basic landscaping knowledge.


Landscaping III (Landscaping Styles)

Learn to apply the principles, design features and elements that make up many types and styles of gardens. This is an outstanding course for even experienced landscape designers, developing skills in developing everything from a formal to an eclectic garden, and a mediteranean to an oriental landscape.



Plant Selection And Establishment

Online or Distance Education -Learn to Choose Your Plants Well

  • Get the Right Plant for the Right Place, and gardening is so much easier
  • Plant Selection is the single most important skill that any gardener, landscaper or horticulturist should have

This course provides you with a firm basis for the selection, establishment and maintenance of a range of commonly used garden plants.

Qualification -Advanced Diploma In Horticulture - Landscaping

A premium training program for a professional carteer in Landscaping.
This course provides comprehensive training to a professional level for employment as a garden designer, landscape technician, contractor or manager. This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.
The landscape industries employ a large number of people, but few have the bredth and depth of training offered by this course.  While other courses may teach you the design but neglect management and plant knowledge; this course covers the lot.

Qualification -Certificate In Horticulture (Landscaping & Garden Design)

A 700 hour accredited course designed to train landscape contractors and/or designers. This course develops skills in general horticulture, plant identification and use, designing, costing and constructing gardens. This course is similar to other VHT002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to landscaping. Accredited through International Accreditation & recognition Council

Qualification -Diploma In Landscaping

Tap into Your Creativity

Become a Landscape Designer

Extensive training for an exceptional career a landscape contractor or garden designer. An experiential learning program incorporating lots of practical experience together with sound training in foundation knowledge required for a successful and sustained career. Learn to design all types of landscapes, manage projects and to adapt and confront new problems as they arise.

This course has been developed by a team of highly respected, qualified and experienced landscape professionals from the U.K., Spain, Australia, and several other countries.

Water Gardening

Distance Learning Course -Learn to Create Water Features in the Landscape

Develop your skills in designing, constructing and maintaining a variety of different types of water gardens.

A course for:

  • Landscape Designers and Contractors
  • Gardeners and Landscape Industry workers
  • Horticulturists and horticultural managers
  • Passionate Home Gardeners and Water Plant Enthusiasts