Diploma Gardening Courses

Our Diploma courses have been the launch pad for many of our best known designers, planting advisors and horticulturists. Exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show and other RHS shows, breaking into gardening journalism, or supplying planting advice to media organizations are some of the graduate options.

To find out more about our courses and to apply please choose from the courses below.


Our current Diploma Gardening Courses


The Essential Garden Design Diploma

An overview of all aspects of garden design

This course is an overview of all aspects of garden design, aimed at advanced gardeners who want to progress into garden design it covers the main elements in this rewarding and diverse profession. Step by step guidance by top designers through drawing skills, site surveying, using the grid, ...

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Good Gardening Diploma

Our internationally renowned signature course

Covers training in the more serious aspects of horticultural practice and planting design. One day a week, the course is taught over three terms and begins annually late September.  Horticulture lectures at the School are led by Edward Flint, Ben Pope and Derry Watkins with termly instruction ...

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