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Garden Design Academy

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The Garden Design Academy - the European centre for garden and horticulture education.

We are a specialist institution offering distance learning courses in Garden Design, Landscaping, Gardening and Horticulture. You need look no further for the widest range at the highest quality.

We have more than 90 courses suitable for all levels of student, from the amateur gardener to degree level professionals. You are sure to find something to suit your needs at the Garden Design Academy.

We offer much more than course notes, however. All our home study programs are supported by experts, guiding your studies, correcting your written assignments and filling in gaps in your knowedge. Our courses are personalised for each student in this way, resulting in first class education whatever your level or subject.

Distance learning Courses - Looking for a convenient and flexible way to reach your educational goals? Distance learning could be just what you need. Whether it’s one class or an entire diploma program, distance learning lets you choose when, where and how you get your education.

Students who are successful distance learners possess motivation, discipline and time management skills. They will be comfortable using a computer and the Internet.
the Benefits of distance learning Classes:-

Anytime, anywhere learning: This method helps students overcome job, time, and geographic location obstacles.
Independence and flexibility: Some learners find that our courses suit them better than face-to-face classes.
Dedicated, experienced instructors: All our courses are written and supported by industry experts. Further guidence is just a mouse-click away.
A proven solution: GDA is partnered with the ACS Learning Network, a world leader in online and distance learning.

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Course description:

One of a series of 100 hour "short" courses from the Garden Design Academy suitable for garden designers, landscapers and enthusiasts. This is a fantastic course for anyone with an interest in cottage gardens or for landscapers and designers wishing to broaden their repertoire. All aspects of cottage gardening are covered from the historical perspective through to plant selection and plans and students exercise their new found knowledge by designing their own cottage garden. There are 8 lessons in this course: Introduction To Cottage Gardens History Of Cottage Gardens Design Techniques and Drawing Plans Plants For Cottage Gardens Planting Design In Cottage Gardens Landscape Features and Components Cottage Gardens Today Special Assignment - Design Of A Complete Garden. Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the Academy, marked by the Academy's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments and if necessary, extra reading.

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100 hours

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Qualification: Certificate of Attendance/Completion/Achievement (no assessment element)

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