Become a garden designer with 20% off an accredited diploma course

Online course

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Master the complete range of garden design skills from the biggest names in gardening, save £460 on the booking price, and receive a signed book from Piet Oudolf.

Times+ has partnered with respected online classroom provider, Learning with Experts, to offer subscribers 20 percent off their acclaimed Garden Design Diploma, featuring teaching from landscape architects Tom Stuart-Smith and Chris Beardshaw, influential Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf and his co-writer Dr Noel Kingsbury, along with acclaimed design lecturer Annie Guilfoyle.

Whether you want a career change or are keen to design your own garden under the watchful eye of some of the world's big names in gardening and design, this collection of courses is unrivalled in its level of expertise. Previous students say that it’s the practical elements of the Learning with Experts courses that give them real-world insights into how they can succeed in garden design. Whether you’re hoping to upskill in an existing role or thinking of pursuing a new career in garden design, this Garden Design Diploma will give you all the skills you need to help you on your journey.

The opportunity to have the likes of Tom Stuart Smith casting his eye over your own design plans is not something that you will find anywhere else – and will give you a huge advantage as a newly qualified garden designer. The experts who are on hand to guide you through this process are at the absolute top of their game, and they are keen to help you develop your skills further by giving detailed feedback on any work you submit to the classroom.

The diploma covers 13 courses taught by 11 expert tutors, and as you progress through these courses, you will explore the principles that underpin good design and how you can apply these to your own ideas. You will tap into your creative side and be encouraged to create your own unique designs under their guidance. All aspects of the profession will be covered, including technical knowledge, artistic tendencies, planting in specific situations and skills in drafting and rendering, allowing you to create professional-quality plans with confidence.

The course is taught in our friendly and private online classroom, where you will get to know your tutor and classmates, and you can decide to learn at a time that suits you.  You will receive two Continued Education Units (CEUs) for each course in this collection, which are recognised by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD).   

As a subscriber to The Times and The Sunday Times you can receive an exclusive 20 percent off either the peer or expert level price for the diploma, as well as receive a signed copy of Piet Oudolf’s book Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman's Life.

Learning with Experts offer their courses at two price points, expert level & peer level. Lessons are pre-recorded for you to watch at any time. Assignments follow each lesson which can be uploaded to be marked and commented on by the experts and their teams (Expert Level). Times subscribers can receive 20 percent off the booking price at either level by entering the code 'TIMES20' to your basket when you checkout. 

This course is organised and managed by Learning with Experts – if you have any queries please contact

Offer is valid for one Expert level course per customer. 
Offer must be redeemed by 31st October, 2021. 
No further discount or voucher can be applied. 
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