Garden Design School -Taster Days

We understand that choosing to embark on a career in garden design, and choosing the right College can be a tough decision, so here at Garden Design School we offer Taster Days.  They give you the perfect opportunity to meet the team, and get a flavour of what it feels like to be part of our School and go on to work in this thriving, inspiring industry.

We are now taking bookings for Taster Days for the diploma course starting September 2024. Taster Day places are FREE of charge and limited in number, so please contact us to book you place now by telephoning Justine Davis on 01380 728788 or emailing us here.

2024 Taster Day Dates

Friday 21st June 2024

Held at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden  

Taster days provide a welcoming and relaxed environment to get to know Garden Design School and experience what it might be like to study with us. It is also a useful opportunity to meet people who have successfully completed the Garden Design School Diploma and are now working as confident, well-respected professional garden designers.

Taster Days at Garden Design School provide;

  • A short history of the School
  • Introductions to the principal tutor and the wider Garden Design School team
  • A comprehensive guide to the Diploma curriculum
  • More information on our beautiful venue
  • Real examples of teaching materials
  • Opportunity to talk candidly to Garden Design Graduates
  • An informal and supportive atmosphere to ask your questions
  • An understanding of how we will teach you garden design, by sampling a mini lecture delivered by Robin Templar Williams

To reserve your place on one of our Taster Days please contact us now by telephoning Justine Davis on 01380 728788
or emailing us here

We look forward to meeting you, and helping you take the first step towards embarking on a rewarding new career in garden design.

Unable to attend?

If you can’t make it to one of our Taster Days, we would be very happy for you to visit us during a typical school day. When you visit, you will meet the Principal Tutor, the current students and sit in on a lecture.

Taster Sessions last approximately two hours and we ask you please to pre-book your place, at least two weeks in advance by contacting Justine Davis on 01380 728788 or emailing us here.

Taster Day Testimonials

“The Taster Day was extremely useful in helping me assess the merits of this garden design course over other similar ones. Also, I found it very helpful to see examples of previous students’ work and speak to someone who had already completed the course.”  Elaine Bailey

“I was made to feel very comfortable. The tutors have a very down to earth approach and gave a well presented overview of garden design. I knew instantly from just meeting them that they were good teachers who are passionate about garden design”  Sarah Coker-Davies

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