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Garden Design Essentials: Principles & Techniques for Success

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£15 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
6 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - £9.99
  • Certificate of completion - £15.99
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Want to create your dream garden? This garden design course is perfect for you! Learn the basic principles, design process, plant selection, and maintenance of garden design. Get ready to design a stunning rain garden, all while discovering essential tools and costing estimation.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the role of a garden designer
  • Identify the basic principles and components of garden design
  • Develop skills in the garden design process
  • Design a rain garden
  • Identify essential tools and machinery
  • Estimate the cost of a garden design project


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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If you have a green thumb and love to design, this Garden Design course is perfect for you! Over ten modules, you will discover the basic principles and components of garden design, learn the design process, select the perfect plants for your garden, and estimate the cost of your project. In addition, you will develop essential skills in designing a rain garden and identifying necessary tools and machinery.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener, this course will help you take your skills to the next level. You will have access to informative materials and engaging activities to deepen your knowledge of garden design.

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone interested in garden design
  • Garden enthusiasts
  • Individuals who want to develop essential skills in garden design
  • Anyone who wants to improve their home's outdoor space

Career path

Our course will prepare you for a range of careers, including:

  • Garden Designer: £20k - £45k
  • Landscape Architect: £20k - £50k
  • Garden Centre Manager: £18k - £35k
  • Horticulturist: £16k - £30k
  • Groundskeeper: £15k - £25k
  • Financial Advisor specializing in gardening: £30k - £100k

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Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - £9.99

Receive a digital copy of your certificate as a PDF file for only £9.99.

Certificate of completion

Hard copy certificate - £15.99

A Physical, high-quality copy of your certificate will be printed and mailed to you for only £15.99.

For students within the United Kingdom, there will be no additional charge for postage and packaging. For students outside the United Kingdom, there will be an additional £10 fee for international shipping.


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.