Level 2 Extended Certificate in Garden Design

This accredited L2 in Garden Design course provides the learners with the opportunity to understand the process of garden design, develop basic drawing skills and produce garden design and planting plans.

Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 11068
Campus: Holywood
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Horticulture
Course Overview
This is a one year course leading to a Level 2 Certificate in Garden Design, with the option of a further year of study to achieve a Level 2 Extended Certificate. Course achievement is assessed by the completion of a portfolio. Important information on the full fee: please note that the fee is for the 1st year only, fees apply for each year of the course.

Modules covered in first year include:

  • Garden Design Principles
  • Plant Knowledge
  • Hard Landscaping and Graphics for Garden Designers.


Further study in 2nd year includes:

  • Plant Selection
  • Contemporary and Historical Garden Styles
  • Plant and Soil Science.

You would like to learn about all aspects of garden design, for your own interest or as a potential career.

How to create gardens from site survey, production of concept designs, designing with plants, to final design plan, including all aspects of graphic presentation.

The creative and friendly environment!

There are many options for further study in garden design across the UK and Ireland, and the opportunity to become associate members of professional bodies such as the Garden and Landscape Design Association and the Society of Garden Designers. Alternatively you can progress to any of our other L2 courses, such as Gardening Skills, Plant Knowledge or Growing Organic Fruit and Veg.

You will need an interest in gardening, and basic literacy and IT skills to allow you to complete the assessment workbook

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