Designing Gardens

Learn to design a garden - formal or informal, courtyard or large property. Create a functional, attractive landscape that meets any criteria.

Course Code: SGH1
Fee Code: SG
Duration (approx) Duration (approx) 20 hours
Qualification Certificate of Completion
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Learn to design a garden

A great starting point for amateur gardeners or anyone working in landscaping.


Lesson Structure

There are 17 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Garden Design
  2. Appropriateness of Garden Design
  3. How to Create Impact
  4. How to Design within Budget
  5. How to Choose Plants
  6. Making a Garden that is Usable
  7. Blending the Garden with the House
  8. Making a Winter Garden Comfortable
  9. Creating Gardens for Children
  10. Garden Design for Home security
  11. Lighting in the Garden
  12. Dealing with Shade
  13. Incorporating Garden Art
  14. Container Plants
  15. Using Colour in Garden Design
  16. Where Colour can be Applied
  17. Garden Furniture

How Your Course Works

  1. Enrol any time. Your enrolment will be processed usually within a day or two; and during business hours, often within an hour.
  2. You will then receive an email explaining the course and how to access to a study guide, and our help desk. The guide contains both an audio and written explanation of how the course can be undertaken in a way where you can choose to emphasise or de-emphasise aspects of your learning, according to where your greatest interest or needs may lay.
  3. You then follow the study guide, reading and undertaking varied learning tasks, designed by professional educators to broaden and deepen your understanding of the subject. These tasks can vary from practicals to research and more.
  4. If and when you need to; you can contact our academic staff via a help desk. Emails are answered every working day.
  5. On concluding each lesson, you are presented with a series of automated self assessment questions, to review and reinforce your learning experience.
  6. On conclusion of all lessons; you are presented with a major online exam; comprising lots of questions, reflecting the scope of all lessons.
  7. A final exam is able to be tackled in completion of all lessons; and when you feel comfortable and confident of having understood and retained most of what has been studied.
  8. The exam is assessed in our online training system immediately it is submitted; and if you achieve a result of 60% or more, you are given access to download a “Certificate of Completion” This certificate carries your name (extracted from the original enrolment order); together with a current date, and carrying endorsements from this school and the ACS Global Partners Network.

    Everything is automatic; but if you do need help at any point along your journey of discovery; but there is a help desk, with real people who have real expertise –only an email away




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