Design Your Own Garden £495

A quality, fun and supportive online course that will both inspire and inform. Caroline is looking forward to helping you to learn how to make the most of your outdoor space. Please do contact us to check that your garden is suitable for this course  before buying

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Next Course Starts 9th September 2024 - Book Now
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 "I wanted to say a massive thank you for the wonderful course - challenging, enlightening and deeply informative. 
I greatly appreciated and benefitted from your wise counsel throughout. 
The work and, most of all, the learning continues, and I will be sure to send you a photo of the real-life transformation. With many many thanks and best wishes."
Sarah N - Design Your Own Garden Graduate 2024
" I have already used knowledge learnt and some principles in some things I've gone on to do physically. Thank you for all of the feedback you gave me, and great to see others progress over the past few weeks."
E.F - Design Your Own Garden Graduate 2023
"I have to say Caroline, this course has really got under my skin and it's been one of the best things I have ever done and I am definitely going to continue. I have thoroughly enjoyed every single part of the process and learnt so much. I get that I have only just started to scratch the surface of Garden Design but the course has been amazing.  I have really valued your videos, workbook and feedback, all have been invaluable, so a huge thank you."
J.H - Design Your Own Garden Graduate 2023 
"I signed up to this course to find out how the design process works. I like an A-Z system of learning and wanted to start absolutely from scratch so I chose this course as it seemed to consist of that step by step thing I was looking for, from the 'ground up'. 
From the very first look at the garden and noticing what is there, to drawing a completed plan; I found it thoroughly enjoyable and absolutely packed with info and inside tips! As a community garden leader, this will help me enormously when I need to change a site around or improve on how a plot of ground is used. I highly recommend this course to anyone with a keen interest in designing your own space and enough time to really get stuck in".       
R.T - Design Your Own Garden Graduate 2022

Feedback From Caroline

You will receive your course content each week for twelve weeks with 2 extra weeks for finishing off. There will be a task to undertake each week as you build a concept for all aspects of your outdoor space. There's feedback on your project work from Caroline too.  Just post your design work or questions in the virtual classroom for a response. This is also a great place to meet up with fellow students who may be further along in the course with examples of past design outcomes there as well. Caroline is really looking forward to seeing what you create.

Professional Process

During the twelve weeks of this course, you will develop your garden design harnessing the same professional techniques that Caroline uses with her clients. Each week there will be a new topic and project, using professional garden design techniques building to create a design package tailored for your specific garden. Topics include surveying, mood boards, master layout plans, planting plans, three-dimensional visuals, and sketchbook work. Caroline will be on hand to offer support and feedback throughout the course as you post your project work within our virtual classroom. 

 Step by Step Tuition

Caroline has carefully compiled a series of  downloadable videos and PDF handbooks that guide you through the design process. There are inspiring and informative examples from Caroline's own design practice and work produced by students on our professional garden design courses. We have been teaching garden design here at The Cotswold Gardening School for over ten years and are looking forward to sharing this expertise with you. Our course content has been refined over the years to be accessible to everyone including absolute beginners.

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