Welcome to The Cotswold Gardening School

We've been delivering quality garden and planting design tuition for fifteen years.

We share your passion for beautiful outdoor spaces.

Video of a Past Open Morning

All of our courses are suitable

for absolute beginners

We have years of experience in unlocking creativity

Inclass tuition

From professional qualifications to fun day courses

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Online learning

Design beautiful planting and gardens from home

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For both online and face to face courses

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Frequently Asked Questions
Graduate Briony Doubleday on her RHS Gold Medal winning garden

A strong track record of supporting career changers

Our established One Year Professional Garden Design Diploma course is externally assessed and aimed at those who are interested in pursuing a career as a professional garden designer.  We understand what a huge commitment this course is, so we'd love you to try us out with a 3 day taster course - if you go on to sign up for the full course we'll even refund you for the taster course fee.

Come and unlock your creativity  

Browse our inclass and online course timetables

2024 Timetable
2025 Timetable


One Year Professional Garden Design Diploma 

Student Success

Some of our past professional students share their achievements after graduating from our diploma courses

Student Success

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that a career change can be daunting. We'd like to answer some of your questions right away. 


Meet the Team

Our tutors are industry experts with years of experience that they are looking forward to sharing with you

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Getting in touch

We love answering your questions

  • book in person open morning
  • call us for a chat on 01453 899018
  • email us at [email protected]
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Our main prospectus


Click here for our main prospectus giving you an overview of the range of courses that we offer. Please visit the individual course pages for further details on each course.

Click Above to Learn More About Volunteering Your Garden

We work on volunteer gardens on our Professional Garden Design Diploma course at no cost to our clients. We are always keen to know about new potential project gardens.

M H Design Your Own Garden Course

"a massive thank you from me, you've been really generous with your comments and all the content of the course, the videos and the PDFs are brilliant and so helpful."

Pippa Introduction to Garden Design

"I can't begin to tell you how much I absolutely loved my day at your enchanting Garden School - in such a blissful setting. It was wonderfully informative, fun and removed some of the rather daunting mystique of garden design."

Martyn W One Year Diploma

"Thanks to the Cotswold Gardening School for all of their support, guidance and the opportunity to learn with such a professional and supportive team."

Susie H One Year  Diploma

"The One Year Garden Design Diploma was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life."

John H One Year Diploma

"It has been such a wonderful experience, which has been magnified by each and everyone involved with CGS: office staff, lecturing staff, and the visiting professionals."

Our Beautiful Setting

 The Cotswold Gardening School is based in the grounds of historic Gossington Hall, with its nine acres of gardens, created and maintained by our school Principal Caroline Tatham

See our school and setting

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