About The English Gardening School

The School was founded in 1983 by garden guru Rosemary Alexander and is based at the historic Chelsea Physic Garden.

We provide serious studies in gardening techniques, knowledge of plants, plus garden layout and design possibilities, overseen by major personalities in this growing industry. Termly links with Arundel Castle garden and practical work, guided by experienced gardeners at Rosemary Alexander’s well known garden in Hampshire, ensure that the course is both practical and theoretical.

The course has been invaluable as I feel more knowledgeable about plants and more confident in my gardening.  I’ve raved about it to all my friends!

Graduate - Good Gardening Diploma 2020

Many students come from abroad, where the School is recognised as the leading international establishment of its type.

Students value our help and encouragement in developing their personal skills as gardeners, designers, writers, planting consultants or media presenters. EGS alumni tend to keep in touch with us and we proudly support them long after they graduate.  Our impressive list of graduates, now in many different associated careers, including designing gardens for many of the RHS shows, demonstrates our continued success in guiding students through the opportunities in this demanding and diverse profession.