management courses

The Garden Design Academy is well aware that while many of its students are keen amateur gardeners, others are involved in the business of horticulture, garden retailing, garden design and landscaping.

A further group would like to run such businesses and are looking for support in many areas, both technically and business orientated.

For these clients we are pleased to offer a range of courses in general and specific industry sector business management.

Courses come with a CD or written notes and students are guided through their learning by Colin Elliott, Course Director and an experienced manager of garden centres, nurseries, horticultural wholesalers, garden design and landscape businesses.

Our courses are written by a team of international experts giving them relevence throughout the horticultural and gardening industry.


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  • Landscape contractingLandscape contracting
  • Garden centreGarden centre