Garden Design & Landscaping Study Courses
Blackford Centre for Garden Design
Garden Design Course
Welcome to our Tutors
Our tutors are a talented and friendly bunch of people who enjoy helping our learners develop their skills.
Tracy is a professional garden designer working in the North of England.
She studied plant biology at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne after leaving school and then worked with computers for several years before retraining to be a garden designer.
She's been busy designing gardens ever since, working closely with landscapers as the gardens are being constructed and usually returning to do the planting when the designs have been made a reality.
In addition to 'real' gardens, Tracy has also created gardens at RHS shows and has won five medals including a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2012.
David started his own business in 1970. Since then he has continued working in garden design.
His work involves not just private commissions, but also consultancy and management for large gardens, commercial projects, planning proposals and delivering training and advice in many horticultural and environmental issues.
David is a member of the National Trust, Devon Association of Smallholders, and the RHS, for whom he is an examiner. He is also a committee member of the Professional Horticulture Group South West.
Laurie has worked in horticulture as a landscaper, garden designer and lecturer for over 30 years, designing and building gardens for a wide variety of clients.
He lives in Hertfordshire and works mostly throughout London and the Home Counties but when something exciting comes up he travels further afield.
With over 30 years behind him he has a wheelbarrow full of experience as well as knowledge gained through studying at the University of London and other educational establishments.
Please note: we’re unable to allocate you a specific tutor, because it depends on the availability of tutors on the date you register on the course.
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