The London College of Garden Design has launched its 2017 short course schedule, which aims to promote diversity in garden and planting design. New courses include subjects such as designing gardens for children in their earlier years and designing for dementia.
Andrew Fisher Tomlin, who leads the College’s innovative new Planting Design Diploma, said: “There is an incredible volume of research that is going into the value of green space and we wanted to reflect this in promoting new skills for professional garden designers and landscape architects as well as the keen gardener.”
The College is uniquely placed to offer these courses through its partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley Garden, with various courses supporting the RHS’s own campaigns for schools gardens and health.
Fisher Tomlin added: “I am particularly pleased that we are able to offer a course on designing gardens for dementia. It’s an area that is becoming even more important but with people staying at home with this condition there has until recently been very little support to show how you might design gardens for keen gardeners who have got dementia in later life. This course will go some way to address that.”
The courses run throughout 2017 and can be accessed at www.lcgd.org.uk
For more course information please contact: Andrew Fisher Tomlin, London College of Garden Design [email protected] 020 8542 0683 or 07957 855457