Yorkshire School of Garden Design launches new diploma in planting design

The Yorkshire School of Garden Design is launching a diploma in planting design offering students the opportunity to learn about the craft and science of designing with plants.

The diploma will be launched at the school’s Spring Open Day on 11 March, with the event offering the “ideal opportunity” for those with a passion for plants to explore the route to a career in garden design.

According to the institution, the one-year part-time course will be delivered by “leading experts who all have successful careers in the fields of horticulture and garden design”.

The course will run alongside the “extremely popular” diploma in garden design, which was created to equip students with a “multi-faceted knowledge of design principles, through a carefully designed blend of teaching, learning and personal development”.

Taking place between 10am to 3pm, the Spring Open Day will give prospective students the chance to delve into the world of professional garden design and learn more about the Yorkshire School of Garden Design Diplomas and suite of short courses. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to explore the grounds of Harewood House, free of charge.

The school’s founder, Alistair Baldwin, says: “For those with a passion for garden design, it is the perfect opportunity to pick the brains of some of our industry’s brightest sparks, and to find out more about Harewood House and the school itself.

“We are extremely lucky to call Harewood House our home and those joining us on the day will have the extra special opportunity to enjoy an exclusive guided tour from the extremely knowledgeable Trevor Nicholson. It really is an opportunity not to miss.”

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