Advanced Plant-Led Design with Nick Bailey

Course Type:
3 days
Wednesday 1st May 2024

Wednesday 8th May 2024

Wednesday 15th May 2024
10.30am - 3.30pm
Next Course:
May 2024
The course is tailored to keen gardeners and garden designers who want to elevate their planting design and take their designs to the next level.

Join us for an intensive 3-day planting design course with Nick Bailey, one of the UK’s leading plantsmen and garden designers. Nick is known for his interactive teaching style focusing on the art, science and craft of colour in the garden.


This course is aimed at keen gardeners and garden designers looking to evolve their approach to planting in their gardens or for clients. We’ll cover a range of dynamic approaches to planting design and you’ll be introduced to numerous plants you may never have considered growing. Nick will also share his wealth of experience in creating tailored plantings to suit a wide range of environments and styles coupled with recommendations for great nurseries and inspirational gardens to visit. 

You will learn Nick’s techniques, plants and approaches behind his beautiful planting style.  Discover a wide range of unusual and useful annuals, bulbs and exotics to enhance planting schemes. Explore the nature of genus loci and how to plant in tune with the wider landscape.

This is a 3 day course held at the Chelsea Physic Garden

A light lunch will be provided each day

How to Apply

For more information and how to apply please click on the 'Book This Course' button. For help or further information contact us at

Book this course

Other Short Courses


Gardening for Beginners 2024

Often given as an unusual and useful present! Our popular course is led by master horticulturist Ben Pope with the opportunity to study at the Chelsea Physic Garden and in two private gardens

Do you have a potentially good garden but do not know where to begin? The first 3 days of this popular 4 day course take place in the Chelsea Physic Garden lecture room with the final day spent in two private gardens near Petersfield. Your tutor is RHS Master of ...

View this course

Garden visits and tours

We currently run a series of EGS Graduates Garden Tour days which are exclusive for graduates of our Diploma courses. Our latest visit in June took us to two exquisite private gardens in Berkshire, one designed by world-renowned Landscape Architect Arabella Lennox-Boyd and the other a delightful valley garden. Our next visit will be in September 2023.

Our vast contact list allows us to offer small groups rare guided visits to private gardens in the UK and in Europe.

View this course

Short Course Booking Form

  • Confirmation of your booking will be sent to this email. If this is a gift, and you wish it to be a surprise, please use you own email address.
  • This has been completed automatically for you
  • This has been completed automatically for you
    You must accept our terms and conditions to apply. To read the terms and conditions please click here
    You must accept our privacy policy to apply. We would only ever contact you if you are EGS alumni or have been to one of our events or shown an interest in a course or an event at The English Gardening School. Sometimes we may ask alumni if we can give their contact details to potential students, but we always ask your permission.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.