Self Paced 20-hour course to help you understand more about Designing Gardens
Small or large- home gardens, commercial landscapes or parks.
Designing your own garden can be one of the most creative things that you ever do – producing a living sculpture that gives you years of enjoyment. The secret to good garden design is a plan and having the skills and knowledge to put your plan into fruition. Although this short course in Designing Gardens is a 20 hour self paced course, the breadth of material that is covered is great.
Work through the course at your own pace. Do as many or as few of the activities as you need to.
There are seventeen lessons in this course from a basic introduction to garden design, to following a budget, plant selection, making the garden meet the house, different designs and using different features to complete your design.
As you progress through each lesson you will be provided with a range of ways you can expand your learning. By choosing which tasks you do and don't undertake you can expand in areas that interest you most, and skip areas of less interest.
You won't miss anything important that you need to know about garden design as long as you read the notes that are presented alongside these "learn more" suggestions.
Our 20 hour courses are self paced and will help you understand a topic in a short amount of time. You can work through the course when you like- test yourself with mini-tests along the way. There are extra case studies or research you can undertake if you would really like to get into the topic. Once you have completed the lessons and self assessment tasks, there is a final exam undertaken online- you can then download your personalised certificate.
COURSE CONTENTS - What do you learn?
Seventeen lessons in this course cover:
LESSON 1 INTRODUCTION TO GARDEN DESIGN
LESSON 2 APPROPRIATENESS OF GARDEN DESIGN
LESSON 3 CREATING AN IMPACT
LESSON 4 DESIGNING TO A BUDGET
LESSON 5 CHOOSING PLANTS
LESSON 6 USING THE GARDEN
LESSON 7 WHERE THE GARDEN MEETS THE HOUSE
LESSON 8 MAKING THE WINTER GARDEN MORE COMFORTABLE
LESSON 9 GARDENS FOR CHILDREN
LESSON 10 THE SECURE HOME AND GARDEN
LESSON 11 LIGHTING A GARDEN
LESSON 12 DEALING WITH SHADE
LESSON 13 GARDEN ART
LESSON 14 POTS & PLANTERS
LESSON 15 COLOUR IN THE GARDEN
LESSON 16 APPLICATIONS FOR COLOUR
LESSON 17 GARDEN FURNITURE
An ideal learning experience for anyone seeking to improve their understanding of landscaping and garden design.
How does this course work?
You can enrol at any time.
Once you have paid for the course, you will be able to start straight away.
Study when and where you like. Work through at your own pace.
You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop to read offline.
There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end
of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and
each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need
internet access to complete the self assessment tests.
At the end of the course, you are presented with a large assessment
which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime. If you achieve a 60%
pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of
completion with your name on it.