Q – I want to learn to be a garden designer, where would you recommend I go for a garden design course?

A – There are many different garden design schools but these are the ones we know about personally and would be happy to recommend as they are all of an equally high standard. They also offer a good range of flexible courses to suit all levels of experience and enthusiasm.

Inchbald School of Design
This famous school offers the chance to study intensively for a one year to gain a professional garden diploma course.

32 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PB
Tel: 020 7630 9011 www.inchbald.co.uk

KLC School of Design
Great one year diploma courses, short term courses, right down to one day garden design introduction taster days.

Unit 503, The Chambers, Chelsea Harbour London SW10 0XF Tel: 0207 376 3377 www.klc.co.uk

The English Gardening School
Fabulous school run by Rosemary Alexander who even offers some course days held in her own private garden. Diploma courses and a great range of garden day courses.

Chelsea Wharf, 15 Lots Road, London SW10 0QJ
Tel: 0207 352 4347 www.englishgardeningschool.co.uk

Capel Manor College
A great range of full time and part time courses in garden design, horticulture and hard landscaping. Outstanding on site gardens to educate and inspire keen garden designers.

Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, Middlesex EN1 4RQ
Tel: 08456 122 122 www.capel.ac.uk

Garden Design School
Well known garden design school that offers both diploma and short courses at two totally different locations; Painshill Park, Cobham in Surrey and Bristol University’s Botanic Garden.

Lansdowne House 11 Long Street, Devizes, Wilts SN10 1NJ
Tel: 01380 728788 www.gardendesignschool.co.uk