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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 10

Hours: 3.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Various 00:00 to 00:00

Tuition (£): 150.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course explores the main features, designers and influences relating to garden design throughout history. It includes up-to-date trends drawn from RHS shows.

Entry requirements

You just need a keen interest in horticulture and garden history.

Course Content

There are five learning outcomes. The learner will:

  • Know the characteristics and influences of gardens from ancient civilisations to early European gardens
  • Know the characteristics and influences of 18th Century gardens
  • Know the characteristics and influences of 19th Century gardens
  • Understand 20th Century design styles
  • Understand garden history in the present day context.

How will I be assessed?

There will be an assignment covering underpinning knowledge.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need computer and internet access at home.

What can I do after this course?


You can go on to complete a RHS Practical Certificate in Horticultural or Garden Planning.

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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About Broomfield Hall »

Callum Reeves

Callum Reeves

Callum’s horticultural career takes root

A loving grandfather’s gift of an allotment sowed the seeds of a growing career which is being nurtured by Derby College.

Calum Reeves was just eight when his grandad passed away and he inherited the plot they had spent hours together tending.

Now aged 18, Callum has a part-time job as a fruit and vegetable gardener at the National Trust-owned Clumber Park Estate, while working towards his Level 3 Diploma in Horticultural Studies at Broomfield Hall.

Callum has already gained a distinction at Level 2, and his achievements are all the more remarkable given he is dyslexic and left school with no GCSEs.

Without the help of the college I wouldn’t have got this nice job. I would have had no chance if the staff hadn’t been there to help me get my CV together.
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