Garden and Greenspace Design

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Edinburgh Campus


This course opens students up to the world of landscape design at a range of scales from the domestic garden to public greenspace and the wider environment. The creation and management of successful greenspace is becoming ever more important as more and more of us live in cities and we are faced with increasing environmental pressure.

In the first two years of the degree you will study the fundamentals of garden design alongside those on the HND Garden Design course. Year three opens with the exciting opportunity to visit a foreign destination as part of the International Design Project module, and the approach of supporting classroom teaching with working out of the lecture theatre into the wider landscape continues throughout the course, with site visits to parks and open spaces, augmented by involvement in projects with real clients.

In the final year of the honours degree students research relevant topics of their choosing in the field of landscape design.

Content includes: Advanced Techniques in Digital Media; Environmental Aspects for Garden and Greenspace Design; International Design Project; Garden and Open Space Management; World Climate Zones and Ornamental Plants.

Entry Requirements

4 Highers at BBCC preferably including a science subject plus English and Maths at National 5.

Start Date





BSc/BSc Hons

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

6 - 8 years


Horticulture, Landscaping and Garden Design

SCQF Level



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