Enrolment in Garden Design Diploma


No formal qualifications are needed to join the Garden Design School Diploma course, though a keen interest in garden design and a commitment to learn is essential. You are not required to attend an interview or pass an exam, although we do encourage you to attend a Taster Day or at least meet our principal tutor.

Tuition Fees

Fees for the 36-week (44 contact / classroom days in total)  2018/19 Diploma Course commencing September 2018, are as follows:


Fees cover the cost of the garden design course tuition and the use of A1 parallel motion drawing boards in the studio. Fees do not include: lunch (bring your own) or the equipment/materials needed for both class work and independent study. A list of equipment students should own is available upon request. Tea and coffee is provided morning and afternoon at break.


Enrolment onto the Garden Design School’s Diploma Course is allocated strictly on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. A deposit of £675.00 must accompany your completed application form and this deposit is not refundable once the School has written to you with an offer of a place. If an offer of a place is made to you, the place will not be confirmed until you have completed, signed and returned the School’s acceptance form by the date specified.

Please note that the Application Form should be signed and sent, with the deposit payment, by post to:

Garden Design School
Lansdowne House
11, Long Street
SN10 1NJ

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Payments can be made by cheque, or bank to bank transfer.

Click here to download and print our Application Form. If you prefer to contact us directly, please call us on 01380 728788.

If you choose to enrol at Garden Design School, you can experience:

  • A unique, pragmatic Diploma curriculum designed and delivered by two of the UK’s leading practicing garden designers
  • An ideal learning environment; our nurturing and supportive approach has helped graduates go on to pursue their garden design career dreams for more than sixteen years
  • An industry recognised qualification gained within just one academic year
  • Free taster days; a valuable opportunity to meet the tutor, students and graduates to get a flavour of what it feels like to be part of Garden Design School

Further information

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their answers, which you can download here. If you would prefer to talk directly with a member of the team, please do get in touch with the office by phoning +44 (0) 1380 728788 or
emailing enquiries@gardendesignschool.co.uk.

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