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How do you know what your Garden Designer can do for you? - What qualifications and experience should your Garden Designer have?

Capability Brown - A painting from the National Portrait Gallery, LondonIf the Landscape Garden Designer you find has a BA Hons degree in Garden Design then they will have probably studied at a University / College of 3 years full time or 4 years or more part time.

The entry requirements for the course would probably have been 160 UCAS points from 2 A-levels or National Diploma at PMM, or equivalent, in appropriate subjects, supported by GCSEs or for mature entrants, entry based in part on life-experience and work-related learning.

Successful graduates of the Garden Design BA Hon degree course would have been assessed on their practical work, plant identification, design portfolio presentations, reports and CAD work Their degree programme would have involved study of the creative arts in combination with natural sciences and the craft of the gardener as Garden Design encompasses a wide variety of activities that lie across the interface of art and science. During their study they would have looked at new topics and interests that are covered to stretch and stimulate the student.

Student Garden Designers are encouraged to develop design skills by taking every opportunity to study examples of landscape and garden planning, during the Garden Designer degree programme. They may have visited gardens, parks and landscapes and taken study tours in Europe.

The aims of the Garden Designers degree programme are to develop student's understanding of design principles and plant knowledge; to understand the needs of the client and produce innovative and traditional designs and to study the history of garden design and its influences in the modern world.

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BA Hons degree in Garden Design Modules

On the full time Garden Design course in year 1 the student would have entered the realms of: Visual Studies, Basic Design, Plant Science and Soils, Surveying, Soft and Hard Landscape, Garden Management for Designers and Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

In the second year: Planting Design, Garden Design Ideas and Theory, Design Clients and Process, Design Sites and Materials, Digital Landscapes, Ecology and Conservation, Garden Design Practice and Construction and Planting.

During the third year: Master Plan, Garden Design Detail, Garden Design Development, Professional Studies, Advanced Representation, History and Philosophy of Garden Design and looked at or taken part in a Historic Garden Conservation Project.

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