Distance learning courses

The Garden Design Academy courses are ideal for home study at your own pace. Courses come with notes on CD and students are guided through their education by Colin Elliott, Course Director and an experienced international garden designer and horticulturist.

Now linked with ACS Distance Education, our increased range of courses have something for everyone. Plus, we offer unrivaled levels of support and encouragement to Academy students.

We currently have approximately 90 specialist courses suitable for the keen amateur, right up to degree level qualifications.

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unrivaled range....

Each of the major sectors of the horticultural industry have a range of courses tailored to their needs, making us the 'one-stop shop' for your training and education:

Crop production courses

Garden design and landscaping courses

Courses for home gardeners

Horticultural management courses

Courses for the Parks and Recreation industry

Plant specific courses

RHS qualifications

We serve the professional landscape industry with a range of training options including our Certificate in Garden Design for those serious about making a living from this sector.

CAD for Garden Designers is a module based on the residential course we hold in Chabris several times a year and provides an introduction to this complex subject to get designers started along the road to CAD fluency. Unique to the Garden Design Academy, this module is included in the price of the Certificate in Garden Design. See our section on Garden Design and Landscaping courses for more details.


For those seeking wide-ranging horticultural knowledge you need look no further than our RHS courses, many new in 2010. These qualifications are widely recognised and are an ideal foundation for those starting out in the industry or to consolidate practical experience.

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We are continually adding high-quality courses to ourportfolio; the complete range can be found using the navigation bars on the left and right of this page.


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