HND Garden Design


Hadlow Campus

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Encompassing a wide variety of activities - including practical work - that crosses the divide between art and science, graduates address the core issues involved in the design and implementation of gardens.

Students benefit from a wide range of links with commercial nurseries, research institutes, organic producers, public and privately owned gardens as well as exposure to the retail world through our onsite garden centre. The College is also a member of the Royal Horticultural Society; NCCPG and the Hardy Plant Society.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

Year 1 – Level 4

• Horticultural Principles and Practices (30)
• Visual Design Communication (30)
• Spatial and Three Dimensional Studies (15)
• Landscape Materials and Assembly (15)
• Garden Design History and Philosophy (15)
• Work Based Learning (15)

Year 2 – Level 5

• Garden Design 1: Ideas, Theories and Context (30)
• Garden Design 2: Client, Process and Presentation (30)
• Sites, Survey and Planning (15)
• Planting Design (15)
• Site Practices and Technology (15)
• Work Based Learning (15)

Coursework (design portfolio presentations, written reports, practical assignments and CAD work) as well as written exams and plant identification tests.

Protective clothing, footwear and secateurs.

    Hadlow Campus

  • 2 Years

    Full time

  • £6,165.00

Awarding body

University of Greenwich

Entry requirements

80 UCAS points made up from A levels, preferably one in a Science based subject, or a relevant Level 3 vocational qualification. All applicants should also have a GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science.

Applications from mature students without the standard entry qualifications, or who are working in the industry, are warmly welcomed.

Applicants without a relevant art qualification will be required to produce a portfolio of life drawings.