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Become a Garden Designer

Do you have an eye for detail, a love of design and a passion for plants?

A career in garden design might be the next step for you.

Diverse people from many walks of life and different stages - from school leaver to career changer - are attracted to the idea of creating gardens and landscapes professionally.

Some garden designers set up their own businesses, while others are employed by an established designer or practice.

The work is varied, so garden designers need to be multi-skilled and versatile, able to balance both the creative and practical aspects of the job.

Tasks on any given day might include anything from surveying a garden to drawing up plans, selecting plants or overseeing hard landscaping on site.

A good designer will also be able to communicate clearly with everyone involved, from clients to contractors and suppliers. It’s not a typical 9 to 5, and part of the role may involve being outdoors in all weathers, so it helps to have a flexible approach.

If you think it sounds like just the job for you, a garden design course is probably a good first step.

Find out more about choosing available courses.