Garden Design - An Introduction

CPD and short courses (short course)


10 weeks


Discover the procedures, processes and principles of garden design and how these are applied in practice via a hypothetical garden site. Our course in Writtle runs one morning per week, over ten weeks.

Who should attend?

Our introductory course is open to all. You do not need to have previous experience of garden design.


Dates are to be confirmed.

Please register your interest in future courses and we'll be in touch when dates are arranged.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

At Writtle College, our courses blending classroom learning with hands-on experience in specialised fields such as sport, agriculture, horticulture, animal studies, equine studies, conservation and floristry.

Our Level 2 and Level 3 programmes are designed to prepare you for your future career or higher education pathways.

Study on our beautiful countryside campus, with dedicated resource centres and state-of-the-art facilities – and be a part of our supportive community.

Where can I study?

Writtle campus
Aerial view of farm building and fields at ARU Writtle

Our picturesque 150-hectare campus is situated in the heart of the Essex countryside.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

Standard booking


Contact details

Short Courses team
[email protected]

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, though we'll ask you to bring your own drawing materials (pencils, pens, scale ruler, flexi-curve, set-squares and an A2 sized drawing portfolio). Advice will be given on specific drawing materials and equipment throughout the course.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in the course.

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