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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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Dan Brennen

Dan Brennen

Set to flourish in landscape gardening

Former Horticulture learner Dan Brennen flew the flag for Broomfield Hall by scooping a gold medal in the WorldSkills UK final – after building a garden in just 18 hours.

Dan, now studying Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield, impressed industry experts who judged his efforts at the Skills Show held at the NEC.

There to represent Derby College, he was part of a team which built a garden from scratch, including laying block paving and slabs, building raised beds, installing a water feature and planting.

Dan’s success gave him the chance to work with a specialist training team to prepare for a further WorldSkills challenge in Northern Ireland – so he gained even more skills to take forward into his working life.

Being part of WorldSkills was a fantastic experience and I’ve learnt so much. The additional training I’ve done as part of the competition will earn me a Level 4 qualification which, along with my degree, will hopefully greatly improve my job prospects after university.
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