Discover the Art and Science of Garden Design
Designing and building a garden is like creating a living sculpture.
The secret to good design is effective planning, coupled with the skills and confidence to put your plans into practice.Although this short course in Designing Gardens is a 20 hour self paced
course, its coverage is extensive.
Work through the course at your own pace. Do as many or as few of the activities as you need to - this unique format allows you to apply your learning to your own interests and circumstances.
There are seventeen lessons in this course from a basic introduction to
garden design, to following a budget, plant selection, making the garden
meet the house, different designs and using different features to
complete your design.
As you progress through each lesson you will be provided with a range of
ways you can expand your learning. By choosing which tasks you do and
don't undertake you can expand in areas that interest you most, and skip
areas of less interest.
At the end of each lesson, you will be given a short interactive test to
undertake, which will provide an indication of how your learning is
progressing. You can choose to undertake a more formal online assessment at the end of the course, if you wish, to obtain a formal 'certificate of completion'.
What the Course Covers
Seventeen lessons in this course cover:
LESSON 1 INTRODUCTION TO GARDEN DESIGN
LESSON 2 APPROPRIATENESS OF GARDEN DESIGN
LESSON 3 CREATING AN IMPACT
LESSON 4 DESIGNING TO A BUDGET
LESSON 5 CHOOSING PLANTS
LESSON 6 USING THE GARDEN
LESSON 7 WHERE THE GARDEN MEETS THE HOUSE
LESSON 8 MAKING THE WINTER GARDEN MORE COMFORTABLE
LESSON 9 GARDENS FOR CHILDREN
LESSON 10 THE SECURE HOME AND GARDEN
LESSON 11 LIGHTING A GARDEN
LESSON 12 DEALING WITH SHADE
LESSON 13 GARDEN ART
LESSON 14 POTS & PLANTERS
LESSON 15 COLOUR IN THE GARDEN
LESSON 16 APPLICATIONS FOR COLOUR
LESSON 17 GARDEN FURNITURE
- 20+hour, self paced course;
- Fully online
- Optional, very practical set tasks throughout
- Automated self assessment tests
- Certificate of Completion on achieving a 60% pass rate on a final assessment
An ideal learning experience for anyone seeking to improve their understanding of landscaping.
Support from Expert Tutors
You have access to expert tutors through our student help desk all the time you are studying this course. Our school maintains help desks in both of our offices -in Australia and the UK; and has staff on duty five days a week manning phones, online chat and emails. Any questions that you have about what you are studying will be dealt with promptly (usually the same working day, often immediately).
If there is something you read or research that you don't understand, ask for help.
If you want to learn more about something in the course, have a conversation and get advice from a tutors
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