PART TIME GARDEN DESIGN COURSES

2017-2018

The following garden design courses aim to cover most aspects from designing your own garden to becoming a professional Garden designer. There are courses to improve your plant knowledge and show you how to paint a pallet of colour for your borders. There are also courses to help you draw up a plan both by hand and using a computer. Should you wish to join a course please email me at nigel@nigelphilips.co.uk and I will help you choose.

PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN GARDEN DESIGN

Duration: Fridays from 22nd September 2017 to 6th July 2018 Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm Tuition fee: Full fee £5,450.00 (10% discount available if pay by 31 July 2017) Course code: HD200/17 Location: Plumpton College For further details email: nigel@nigelphilips.co.uk

The Professional Diploma Course provides training for those who wish to learn the necessary skills to become a practicing Garden Designer. Based on the suggested content for a garden design course by The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) the course is a balanced to give you maximum information in a relatively short space of time.

PROFESSIONAL EXTRA IN GARDEN DESIGN

Duration: Thursdays from 22nd September 2016 for 10 weeks Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm Tuition fee: Full fee £1,500.00 Location: Plumpton College For further details email: nigel@nigelphilips.co.uk

The Professional Extra garden design course is aimed at recently qualified garden design professionals and pre-Registered members of the SGD. It is a course of continued professional development (CPD) where Industry professionals such as those specialising in specification writing, accountancy, law, contracting and planting will explain their field in detail for the finished garden design to meet the industry's high standards.

DRAWING COURSE FOR GARDEN DESIGNERS

Duration: 4th - 8th September 2017 Time: 9.30am - 4.15pm Tuition fee: Full fee £450.00 (10% discount available if attending the Professional course) Course code: HD58/17 Location: Plumpton College For further details email: nigel@nigelphilips.co.uk

Those attending the Professional course must consider this essential course. Open to other professionals and those seeking to brush up their skills, it is a week long course of drawing up a garden design plan with all the necessary accompanying drawings to make it workable and aestetic.

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN - COURSE 1

Duration: Saturday mornings fortnightly for 5 weeks from 7th October 2017 Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm Tuition fee: Full fee £350.00 Course code: Location: Plumpton College For further details email: nigel@nigelphilips.co.uk or bo@alitura.co.uk

The use of the computer in garden design is becoming a standard part of many garden design businesses. This course introduces the beginner to computer aided draughting using the most up-to-date Vectorworks programme. 2D plan drawing, rendering, and using and creating symbols and other resources are covered in detail. We also look at preparing drawings for printing.

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN - COURSE 2

Duration: Saturday mornings fortnightly for 5 weeks from 20th January 2018 Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm Tuition fee: Full fee £350.00 (10% discount if attended CAD1) Course code: GDP004/002 Location: Plumpton College For further details email: nigel@nigelphilips.co.uk

Those who have completed the CAD Design Course One, or who have grasped the basics of Vectorworks and want to delve in a little deeper will find this course ideal. You will develop your existing skills, become more efficient with your drawing and workload. We will explore other features of Vectorworks that will allow you to offer more to your clients and landscapers.

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN - COURSE 3

Duration: Saturday mornings fortnightly for 5 weeks from 29th April 2017 Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm Tuition fee: Full fee £350.00 (10% discount if attended CAD 1&2) Course code: GDP004/003 Location: Plumpton College For further details email: nigel@nigelphilips.co.uk

It is becoming increasingly popular to present 3D visuals to clients to help them visualise your designs. This course will take you through the basics of working in the 3D environment of Vectorworks, showing you how to build your gardens, use and create 3D plants and symbols, render and present your final drawings.

GARDEN DESIGN ONE - design principles

Duration: Monday mornings for 10 weeks from 25th September 2017 Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm Tuition fee: Full Fees: £375.00 Course code: - Location: Plumpton College For further details email: nigel@nigelphilips.co.uk

This introductory class on garden design will explain what is required to design a garden. Designs for patios and walls to choices on various plants for all situations will be explored. Some draughting and an explanation of the design principles will give you a good start in design a garden of your dreams.

GARDEN DESIGN TWO - survey & design

Duration: Monday mornings for 10 weeks from 9th January 2017 Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm Tuition fee: Full fees £375 (10% discount available if attended GD1) Course code: Location: Plumpton College For further details email: pd@plumpton.ac.uk or nigel@nigelphilips.co.uk

This course is divided in two. The first part will be taken up with designing and drawing up a plan for a garden area. This plan can either be your own garden or a friends or a project set on the course. The other part will be devoted to learning more about plants and how to associate them together in a planting plan. Also included is a visit to a completed designed garden.

GARDEN DESIGN THREE - garden visits

Duration: Monday mornings for 10 weeks from 24th April 2017 Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm Tuition fee: Full fees £375 (20% discount available if attended GD1 & 2) Course code: GDP002 Location: Plumpton College For further details email: businessdevelopment@plumpton.ac.uk or nigel@nigelphilips.co.uk

What better than to spend Monday morning visiting gardens and gaining inspiration and enjoyment from some of the most beautiful gardens in the world. The gardens are local (within an hour of Plumpton College) and will include Sissinghurst, and others. Where possible the owner or head gardener will act as our guide.

GARDEN DESIGN DAY (TWO)

July 15th 2017 - FULL

July 29th 2017 -

Why not treat yourself or a friend or member of the family to a memorable day out on a garden design day at Plumpton College. It can be the first step to creating a beautiful garden. The day will include lunch and a trip out to visit a local garden with expert guidance by garden designer Nigel Philips.

COST £45.00