Garden Design Course
Garden Designer course brochure

What our learners say

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“The support and regular encouragement is there whether by email from the Blackford Centre or from the tutor.”
Richard, Devon, UK
Do it! The materials and the support are very good.
Lynn, UK
“If you enjoy your garden and its design, go for it!”
Deborah, Ely, United Kingdom
“It is a great program for the money and you can work at your own pace.
Brandon, Massachusetts, USA
“I have been very impressed with both the quality of the course and the helpfulness of all of the staff I have had contact with.”
Maggie, Norwich, UK

Garden Design Course

What's in the pack?

Here's what you'll find in your course

Garden Design Course Pack
  • A sturdily bound set of course modules that lies flat for ease of study. Detailed, practical information that guides you skilfully towards becoming a professional garden designer.

  • 13 garden design assignments. Your assignments will be carefully marked with personal advice by an experienced tutor.

  • 'Garden Design Made Easy' DVD, exclusive to the course. This gives you an easy-to-grasp overview of the factors involved in designing a garden (not in the online-only edition).

  • A useful case which keeps all your course material (not in the online-only edition).

  • A study guide and planner that helps you organise your study.

  • Garden Design Software. We provide you with free garden design software, and video instructions on how to use it. It will help you produce beautiful and detailed designs for your clients.

  • Don't want to learn computer aided design? We show you how to create straightforward garden designs in Microsoft Word. It's the ultimate guide to producing simple plans.

  • A Guide to creating garden design plans in Microsoft Word (available nowhere else). This Guide shows you how to produce simple but effective plans using just Microsoft Word, a program you're probably quite familiar with.

  • '49 Winning Ways to Promote your Service' booklet. Great ideas to get you started. This booklet is not available anywhere else.

  • Included in your course is a Garden Design starter pack. It includes clipboard, notepad, graph paper, steel measure and pencils (not in the online-only edition).

  • Bonus: Your First Client Celebration Kit. What’s the first thing to do when you get your first client? The answer is: ‘Celebrate!’ And we’ll help you do that, because as soon as you get your first paid work after completing the course we’ll send you a celebration kit including fun items such as champagne glasses and other party items (Value £31).

Plus! Access your course online

  • Online edition of the course. Get access to all the course modules and assignments when you register.

  • Online student's database. Add your name to the database, and get in touch with other students.

And when you complete the course, you'll get the following free items:

Certified Image Consultant

  • A Diploma to frame and display on your wall.

  • A reference from us confirming that you have completed the course.

  • 'Approved Garden Designer' logo for your website and stationery.

  • Your name on the 'Approved Garden Designers' listing.

  • We'll send a free press release to your local newspapers announcing your success (if you request it).

  • The right to use the post nominal letters Dip. GD (BC) after your name.

From time to time we may improve, amend or extend the items mentioned here.