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Outdoor Living & Garden Design

Whether you want to design gardens for clients or want to pursue your personal projects, this 8-week course will equip you with professional skills and principles to pursue your gardening ambitions.

This 8-week course will equip you with professional skills and principles to pursue your gardening ambitions.

Next Course Dates

26th March to 21st May

Course Duration

Entry Requirements

No qualifications required

Assessment

No exams. Coursework and assignments only

Qualification

Design Stunning Outdoor Living Spaces

Design Stunning Outdoor Spaces

Whether you aspire to create stunning outdoor spaces for clients or want to embark on exciting personal projects, this 8-week course will give you essential professional garden design skills and principles to pursue your gardening ambitions.

Together with like-minded creatives’ you will explore the fine art of plant and flower selection; you will refine your garden presentation techniques, discover the meaning behind capturing the “spirit of your garden” and more.

Decorative Garden Design Image of Bee
Decorative Garden Design Image featuring outdoor furniture and decoration

Lesson Overview

Lesson 01 - The Spirit of the Garden

The Spirit of the Garden

Get ready to explore the captivating world of gardens, where each element harmoniously blends to create both its aesthetic and functional characteristics. Together, we will discover how you can modify and incorporate essential components to craft your desired garden themes and spirits.

Assessing the Area

In this lesson, we will explore different aspects of the garden’s existing ecology and climate conditions. We’ll delve into strategies for designing your garden in a manner that enables it to flourish within these specific limitations and surroundings.

Material Selection

Through analysis, we will evaluate how common materials perform so we can understand their characteristics. This will empower you to make informed choices, selecting the ideal material that aligns with both your intended purpose and desired visual aesthetics.

Furniture, Lighting & Accessories

Given the extensive array of furniture and accessories available in the market, we will navigate through essential factors for consideration. This will enable you to confidently choose the most suitable accessories that align with your outdoor space’s specific needs and aesthetics.

Plant Selection

Master the fine art of plant and flower selection so you can select varieties that not only thrive, but also harmonise and enhance your outdoor designs and landscapes.

Presentation

Refine your professional garden presentation techniques and skills used within the design industry.

Taught Online in 8-Weeks

Online

Tutorials

Self Study

Upcoming Course Dates

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New Date

26th March to 21st May 2024

Course Qualifications

By the end of this course, you will have gained a grounded understanding of the fundamental principles underpinning professional garden design.

You will be equipped with the knowledge and information necessary to create your own garden schemes, serving as a foundation for further advanced studies in garden design.

You will also be awarded with the following certificate:

NDA Short Course Certificate ‘Outdoor Living & Garden Design’ Endorsed by AIM Qualifications Quality Mark.

Pricing

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£695

One-time payment*

For non-NDA students.
Limited space available.

*On enrolment

NDA Students

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£595

One-time payment*

For former or current NDA students. Contact us for your DISCOUNT CODE to pay the lower fee!

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Standard

Most Popular

$895

One-time payment*

For non-NDA students.
Limited space available.

*On enrolment

NDA Students

Save $120

$775

One-time payment*

For former or current NDA students. Contact us for your DISCOUNT CODE to pay the lower fee!

*On enrolment

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Course Timeline

26th March to 21st May 2024

Week 1

Course Introduction

Lesson 1: The Spirit of the Garden

2 hour Live Online Tutorial and Self-Study
Tuesday 26th March @ 4pm (UK Time) 7pm (Dubai Time)

Lesson 2: Accessing the Area

2 hour Live Online Tutorial and Self-Study
Thursday 28th March @ 4pm (UK Time) 7pm (Dubai Time)

Week 2

Lesson 3: Material Selection

2 hour Live Online Tutorial and Self-Study
Tuesday 2nd April @ 4pm (UK Time) 7pm (Dubai Time)

Lesson 4: Furniture, Lighting & Accessories

2 hour Live Online Tutorial and Self-Study
Thursday 4th April @ 4pm (UK Time) 7pm (Dubai Time)

Week 3

Lesson 5: Planting Selection

2 hour Live Online Tutorial and Self-Study
Tuesday 9th April @ 4pm (UK Time) 7pm (Dubai Time)

Lesson 6: Presentation Techniques

2 hour Live Online Tutorial and Self-Study
Thursday 11th April @ 4pm (UK Time) 7pm (Dubai Time)

Week 4

Final Project Launch

1 Hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday 16th April @ 4pm (UK Time) 7pm (Dubai Time)

Week 5

Project Self-Study

Final Project Discussion Group

1 Hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday 30th April @ 4pm (UK Time) 7pm (Dubai Time)

Week 6

Project Self-Study

Final Project Discussion Group

1 Hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday 7th May @ 4pm (UK Time) 7pm (Dubai Time)

Week 7

Project Self-Study

Final Project Discussion Group

1 Hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday 14th May @ 4pm (UK Time) 7pm (Dubai Time)

Week 8

Project Self-Study

Project Hand-in

Tuesday 21st May

Course Timeline

16th January to 17th May 2024

Introduction Week