Start your garden design business
Most students undertake this course with the purpose of setting up their own business.
It covers quoting, estimating and other business associated information needed to succeed in this field - plus landscaping, design, plant culture and plant identification.
Streets ahead of most other similar courses which seem to concentrate on design - however you cannot design a workable garden without knowing about plants and landscaping techniques as well!
“People working in garden design or as landscape gardeners will find this to be a very comprehensive course. Not only will you learn about construction techniques, garden features, and landscape detailing, but you will also learn how to draw plans and design different types of gardens. Add to that; plant, soil, and maintenance knowledge, and you can appreciate the diversity and completeness of this compelling course.” - Gavin Cole B.Sc., Psych.Cert., Cert.Garden Design, MACA.
This course provides effective training for people working, or wishing to work, in the landscape industry; either in their own business, or at a supervisory level for someone else.
It is a course which both develops the students design skills, as well as basic knowledge in other areas of concern to the landscaper (eg. horticultural practices, management, plant identification and use, and marketing); and on completion of this course the student should be able to draw landscape plans, compile specifications, and prepare cost estimates.
There are thirty lessons taking around 600 hours to complete.
The main difference between this Certificate and the Certificate in Horticulture ( Landscaping and Garden Design) is the emphasis on the various styles of garden design, such as cottage, playground and bush garden design for example.
Accredited through International Accreditation & Recognition Council