Years one and two develop the basic toolkit required to be a garden designer while years three and four of this new degree course broaden and deepen your knowledge and encourage exploration and production of more ambitious designs. The course has a strong focus on plant knowledge, hard landscaping and business studies. The first two years follow the HND Garden Design. By the end of these formative years you will have been exposed to all aspects of the design and construction of gardens as well as the principles of garden design, history and the context of design within society and environmental conditions.
In the final two years you will study international and regional garden styles, climatic zones and ornamental plants, sustainable design and environmental issues, landscape horticulture, advanced techniques in digital media and professional practice in order to broaden knowledge of the wider landscape industry. You will undertake project design work on real sites with community and private clients to expand your ability to design innovatively and in detail. A project abroad may be undertaken, and you will research specific themes such as water conservation or designing recreational spaces to encourage wellbeing.
4 Highers at BBCC preferably including Geography or a science subject plus English and Maths at National 5.
3 - 4 years