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Courses & Careers

Whether you are thinking of training in garden design or already work in the industry, there is support available from the Society of Garden Designers (SGD).

As the only industry body dedicated to garden design, we can help you to develop your career.

We encourage all those studying garden design to join as Student Members so they can take advantage of networking opportunities, and enter the annual SGD Student Design Awards. Once you have finished your course, we can put you on the professional pathway as a Pre-Registered Member, before guiding you through the assessment process to become a Registered Member.

As a Member of the SGD, you will have access to nationwide cluster groups and mentoring initiatives, as well as job adverts and get special rates for our Continuing Professional Development events and our two annual conferences, which feature top speakers in garden design from around the world.

Find out more about the benefits of being a Member.


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