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Now £59.79, was £299 -80% discount, use code: FISH480 at checkout
28 Sep 2016
26 Oct 2016
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Do you have a love for nurturing the great outdoors, are you a green-fingered gardener? Have you ever thought about obtaining a garden design diploma?

With this course you could become a qualified gardener just like thousands of other people have with our courses. For a one-off fee you can study online and complete the diploma in about 15 hours.

The comprehensive syllabus is supported by experienced tutors who are there to help you through email. With 29 modules to cover, you can learn everything from ‘how to build a pond’ to ‘plant selection and care’.

Your qualification will be recognised and can be checked for validity by all of your future clients too! Take a step in the right direction and get your Garden Design Diploma today.


Now £59.79, was £299 -80% discount, use code: FISH480 at checkout


Who is it for?

This courses is for anyone who has a love of gardening.


What You Will Learn

The twenty nine modules included in this Garden Design and Maintenance Diploma are brimming with information to help you jump start your gardening career and turn your hobby and passion into a money-making opportunity.

  • Learn the basics of gardening from the various soil types to plant planning and purchasing.
  • Identify an effective garden planning process from the initial consultation with the client through to site surveys, maintenance planning, to the final and completed project.
  • Know different garden design styles. Learn how to gain inspiration throughout the day, how to design a mood board and how to implement your design effectively for the best results.
  • Understand site surveys, approvals and measuring techniques. Learn how to use survey maps, photographic records and what surveys and appraisals you are going to need before you begin.
  • Learn the benefits of project planning.
  • Know the five forms that should be included in all your client packs.
  • Learn more about drawing a plan and essential graphic skills.
  • Know the various surfaces and materials, understand what hard landscaping is and how to deal with it.
  • Know the secrets of great soil.
  • Understand the importance of the right plan selection and care. This includes use of colours to make an impact.
  • Gain valuable plant knowledge that you can use daily to make the best choices based on your design, garden location and finish.
  • Learn how to identify high maintenance areas within any garden. Know the different options when it comes to low maintenance planning.
  • Learn the importance of sustainability. Know what plants to use, about water conservation and how to recycle and reuse when working in any garden.
  • Learn essential tips for reducing maintenance in difficult to manage and overgrown gardens.
  • Know what equipment you are going to need, what equipment you will need for certain jobs and what each item is capable of.
  • Get a good understanding of the most common garden pests, natural and chemical pesticides, integrated pest management and how to come up with a pest management plan that will work.
  • Identify effective solutions for difficult gardens from adding container plants to adding additional irrigation and more.
  • Know what to plan in a herb and vegetable garden.
  • Know what you need to start your own gardening business to achieve success.
  • Learn more about marketing your business, health and safety in the workplace, insurance, tax and record keeping, just to name a few of the points covered in this industry recognised course.
  • Gain valuable insight into raising flower beds, laying patios, decking, fencing, know more about artificial grass, how to lay lawn and how to build a fish pond.

You will learn over 29 modules during the Garden Design Diploma

  • Module 1: Gardening Basics
  • Module 2 : Garden Design Process
  • Module 3 : Garden Design Styles
  • Module 4 : Survey, Site Appraisal & Measuring Techniques
  • Module 5 : Planning Your Projects
  • Module 6 : Proportion Illusions & Effective Use of Space
  • Module 7 : Drawing a Plan & Graphics skills
  • Module 8 : Surface & Materials / Hard Landscaping
  • Module 9 : Secrets of Great Soil
  • Module 10 : Plant Selection & Care
  • Module 11 : Plant Knowledge
  • Module 12 : Low Maintenance Gardens/Planting
  • Module 13 : Sustainability
  • Module 14 : Garden Maintenance
  • Module 15 : Equipment
  • Module 16 : Pest Control
  • Module 17 : Solutions to Difficult Gardens
  • Module 18 : Vegetable and Herb Gardens
  • Module 19 : Running your own Gardening Business
  • Module 20: Marketing and Social Media
  • Module 21: Health and Safety
  • Module 22: Insurance, Tax, VAT and Record Keeping
  • Module 23: How to build raised flower beds
  • Module 24: How to lay a patio
  • Module 25: Decking
  • Module 26: How to Put Up Garden Fencing
  • Module 27: How to turf a garden / lay a lawn
  • Module 28: How to lay artificial grass areas
  • Module 29: How to Build a Garden Pond

Now £59.79, was £299 -80% discount, use code: FISH480 at checkout