Our comprehensive Garden Design Course covers all aspects of garden design, such as elements of successful garden designs and different garden styles and layouts. It will also give you training on analyzing clients’ needs and financial considerations, creating design presentations and choosing plants based on climate and soil conditions. The course also focuses on starting your own garden design business, promoting your services and working with subcontractors.
The general aims of this course are to: (a) enable you to gain a practical understanding of garden design; (b) give you a solid understanding of proper plant selection and use in design; and (c) develop your knowledge and skills to plan and create beautiful and effective garden designs with a consideration for a client’s budget, available space and preferences.
Explore the art of garden design in this chapter. Get a broader definition of professional garden design and walk through the historical events that made an impact to the growth of this industry. Learn the different elements that make garden design an art form and an important part of culture and identity.
Discover the importance of client-garden designer relationship in the success of design. Learn the roles and responsibilities of the designer during the initial and follow-up meetings and gain knowledge on the ways to reduce conflict in design planning particularly in budget estimation.
Build your self-confidence at work with the compact self-help guide covered in this unit. Learn the art and science of self-promotion and demystify the power of anticipation in creating and maintaining a positive relationship with your clients. A comprehensive module on the essential principles of garden design will guide you on your transition from novice to pro.
Gain basic garden design skills and techniques on how to achieve a lovely and functional garden output with easy yet comprehensive tutorials on color and landscape features. Learn to differentiate between a landscape architect and a landscape designer and get familiar with various terms and jargons commonly used in garden design.
Get a better understanding of the formulas and measurements used in garden design. Work on a sample blueprint to familiarise yourself on the application and process of triangulation and its importance in taking measurements. Follow the simple steps listed in this module to help you prepare an accurate scale drawing and be aware of its importance in garden design.
Drawing upon the knowledge you've gained from the previous chapter, you will design a garden plan that includes the features you want to be seen in your garden. You will examine the different ways to incorporate plant materials, dimension and color to your outdoor design to achieve the results you desire.
Gain a thorough understanding of the principles of garden design including the terminologies included in the light and shade principle. Learn how to achieve a favourable outcome on your design project with easy yet comprehensive DIY tutorials and step-by-step guide on designing a garden.
This module will equip with everything you need to know in determining your garden's aspect and the ways to prevent erosion and other issues that might affect your outdoor space. You'll deepen your understanding of plants and materials selection and gain relevant knowledge on the essential steps for building an effective drainage system.
Get a well-rounded look at the significance of risk assessment in your garden project. This module will have you analyzing the risks that can happen to your garden and the appropriate action plan for common issues that can affect your outdoor space. Become familiar with the importance of contour and the step-by-step process of cut-and-fill to create level platforms.
This module includes an easy step-by-step guide on building terraces and marking a circle and ellipse on the ground. It will provide you with a thorough understanding of the use of offset in marking irregular shaped-areas and how to correct disproportionate curves and unsightly and inappropriate shapes in your garden layout.
This unit covers the various tools essential to begin constructing and maintaining your garden. You'll analyze the composition of the soil you're working on and examine the types of soil improvers, soil appearance and textures, and the chemicals used to enhance soil makeup.
This module focuses on the benefits of water for plant growth and maintaining your garden. You'll learn how to design an efficient water supply system and determine various types of emitters that you can use for specific garden purposes.
Gain full comprehension of the objectives for paving the surfaces, the materials to use, and the different types of sands and how they can be used for gardening.
Understand the many uses of bricks in creating pavements, the easy steps for laying bricks, the patterns used for brick bonding, and how small details like trims and edges can make a big impact to garden design.
Learn how to build the perfect garden steps and lawn with simple tutorials and creative ideas for your garden design. Master the step-by-step application of turf and become familiar with the different parts and measurements of a flight of steps.
This module teaches you the basics on how to build ramp structures that are durable, solid, and slip resistant. You’ll be taught on the proper use and handling of the different tools and materials used in ramp construction.
Be trained in the proper procedure of planting plants from containers to the ground. Using insider tricks and strategies, you’ll learn how to move bare-rooted, established and grown plants from one location to another without causing any damage to the plant. Get a broader of perspective of what successful planting entails through expert modules and guidelines prepared by our industry partners.
Learn some basic plant care tips and explore the processes, tools, and purposes of pruning. Receive training on the different strategies essential to maintain the healthy growth of trees and discover ways to protect them from infection and decay.
Make your outdoor space come alive by incorporating old style garden features and rustic and formal furniture to your garden. Expand your gardening repertoire with relevant lectures on the many uses of wooden decks, patio, and other elements that play a role in promoting privacy and social interaction in the outdoor space.
Get comprehensive coverage on the effects of edging on the overall appearance of a garden. Discover how important concrete is in constructing pavers and learn some concrete pavers designs, styles, and installation procedures.
Turn your garden into a relaxing oasis by adding water features using our simple DIY guide to water garden design. Learn how to select the most suitable water feature for your garden and the best methods for maintaining clean and clear water and for keeping it in place. Receive expert tips on cultivating the area around the pond and on selecting the types of plants appropriate for your water garden.
Learn how to maximize and design open garden spaces. Recognize the benefits of lawn structures to the environment and people and receive comprehensive lessons on the types of grass suitable for different soil varieties and a step-by-step guide in designing and constructing a backyard.
In this extensive unit, you will work on the different methods used to calculate the area of irregular-shaped sites. The importance of bulking and consolidation factors will be discussed together with an illustration of the standard consolidation percentage of different types of soil.
Be better equipped to determine gardening prices, cost of labor, and completion times with easy to digest arithmetic principles and methods. Learn to calculate your hourly rate and the price of the services you offer using simple procedures and get a concise discussion on how to improve your return on investment, business profit, and your labor performance.
Get familiar with the terms estimates, quotes and contracts. You'll be given a sample client contract to work on to provide you a broader view of the requirements in establishing a contract including the legal elements that should be stated in the contract no matter what type it is.