Who should do this course?
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If you are interested in Garden Design, this Level 3 Diploma will give you the skills and knowledge to work in this industry or progress onto a Foundation Degree.
The Diploma in Garden Design programme begins with an overview of garden types, explaining how garden design has evolved over centuries into its current form. External factors such as social and economic considerations have shaped this development are looked at in detail in order to establish a solid foundation from which to progress through the course. The ways in which cultural influences have shaped garden design are also discussed, with examples provided by a comparison of the work of garden designers throughout history. Gardens often belong to a particular, recognisable style such as; Paradise (Persia), Formal (Europe), Landscape (English), Prairie (USA) and Zen (Japan). The fundamental features of such gardens are analysed with a view to developing the ability to identify and understand the visual language of each garden type.
The Diploma in Garden Design is ideal for those who wish to improve their own garden from a more informed position, or for those who wish to embark on a career in garden design.