Over the last fifteen years, the profession of garden design has enjoyed something of a renaissance. Not since the days of 'Capability' Brown and the English Landscape Movement has the art of garden design been so much in demand.
Today an ever-increasing number of land and home-owners are appreciating the benefits derived from commissioning the expertise of trained garden designers.
An attractive, stimulating and well-planned garden not only increases the value and saleability of a property but also ensures that it is both practical and functional, providing all the family's needs or serving as an additional "room" or series of "rooms" within the site.
Several garden design courses are offered to suit varied aspects and levels from taster days to a professional garden design course suitable for those seeking a change in career. You may access information about them through the links on the left margin of this page.
PLUMPTON COLLEGE, SUSSEX
The garden design courses are all taught in Sussex at Plumpton College (unless otherwise stated) that is situated in the centre of its own 567 hectare estate and that has a commercial farm, horticultural and equine units and a vineyard, all of which are used extensively by students. The College is situated in a rural location. Lewes is the most convenient railway station and there is a bus service from the railway station to Plumpton College. A timetable should be consulted for exact times. Students can travel by car and there are ample parking facilities available.
The Resources Centre (library with computers) has a range of horticultural books and magazines, etc relating to all gardening topics. There is free access to the Internet and use of a computer for any necessary written work.
A Garden Design by Nigel Philips
The South Downs at Plumpton
Studying Garden Design at Plumpton College, Sussex