Garden Design, BA (Hons)

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The BA Hons Degree in Garden Design is accredited by the highly regarded Landscape Institute.
Garden design is a flourishing industry with a high demand for design skills from domestic clients seeking high end, detailed garden proposals. Commercial clients such as developers and architects increasingly require professional garden designers to consult with, commission landscape and garden designs and to aid with planning applications as well as the management of on-site implementation.
Designed to blend creative and artistic passion with a scientific understanding of horticulture and plants, this programme takes advantage of the extensive established gardens at the College, as well as the links with heritage gardens and industry.
What will I learn?
Throughout year 1 you will build a foundation of underpinning knowledge in horticultural science, materials & construction, hand and digital drawing, three dimensional design whilst gaining an understanding of the history of designed gardens and landscapes. By working with live garden projects in year 2 for genuine customers, as well as working on hypothetical projects – you will learn to conceptualise from brief, design using CAD software, then to present work professionally to clients or class peers.
Garden Design covers subjects such as garden history, surveying, design process, planting design, sustainable technologies in the landscape, ecological principles, 3-D computer modelling, garden restoration & management, planning principles, as well as professional practices. There is an emphasis on developing your knowledge of plants and materials as well as construction and design.
You will undertake work based learning in years 1 and 2 allowing you to gain hands on real industry experience while gaining credits towards your Diploma or Degree. You will also learn the business skills that are needed to operate garden and landscape design


  • Design
  • Construction
  • Restoration
  • Materials
  • Planning
  • Industry
  • Construction Training
  • Garden Design


Year 1

  • Visual Design Communication (30 credits)
  • Horticultural Principles & Practices (30 credits)
  • Spatial & Three Dimensional Studies (15 credits)
  • Landscape Materials & Assembly (15 credits)
  • Garden Design History & Philosophy (15 credits)
  • Work based learning (L4) (15 credits)

  • Year 2

  • Garden Design 1: Ideas, Theories and Context (30 credits)
  • Garden Design 2: Client, Process and Presentation (30 credits)
  • Sites, Survey & Planning (15 credits)
  • Planting Design (Hadlow) (15 credits)
  • Site Practices & Technology (15 credits)
  • Work based learning (L5) (15 credits)

  • Year 3

  • Professional Practice (15 credits)
  • Design Dissertation: Masterplan & Narrative (30 credits)
  • Design Dissertation: Devlopment & Detailing (30 credits)
  • Garden Restoration & Management (15 credits)
  • Future Thinking Topics (15 credits)
  • Garden Design Market Place (15 credits)

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    Assessment Garden Design students predominately produce portfolio work throughout each semester, presenting design, research and drawing work at various stages of each unit. Assessments are varied and reflect the module outcomes of each course. There are both written and practical assignments, and opportunities to work on innovative project work. A few units are assessed through examinations, which take place in January and May each academic year. Careers Whilst we provide strong horticultural knowledge and skills, we also ensure that you develop skills in presenting technical drawings to a professional level, which is essential for those considering self-employment, or joining established practices. Past students have progressed to designing award winning gardens at Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows, as well as local events such as the Kent County Show... The UK horticultural market is worth circa. £9 billion each year, and it is predicted that there will be a shortfall of sound horticultural skills in the near future. Based on past success rates we can expect most if not all students to be employed within related industry placements within 6 months of graduation or to progress to higher levels of study within design and horticulture. Successful students can also progress onto a related MA or post-graduate landscape architecture programme. You will need protective clothing, footwear, a horticultural knife and secateurs.

    Garden Design, BA (Hons)

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