FAQ

Can I study remotely or online?

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, all our classes in both London and Melbourne are currently being conducted in online classrooms using video conferencing. LCGD is recognised for the quality of our classroom based teaching and to date we have not offered remote learning or online study options to students. However, we are looking at ways in which we can offer some of our other courses remotely and through blended learning opportunities in the future. Stay tuned for further updates.

Do you accept mid-year intakes?

Due to the structure of our course being a layered based learning system, rather than module based learning system we are unable to take mid year enrollments. We are currently taking applications and enrolments for the next start to our Program in March 2021.

Is there a payment plan option?

Yes, we do offer payment plan options to those who would like to pay their fees month to month or by the semester. These payment plans have an administration fee attached to them payable across the 18 months of the Program. Please ask for more details if this will help you in paying fees.

What’s the difference between LCGD and other garden design colleges?

Like our sister College in the UK, LCGD Melbourne aims to always deliver professional level training with industry expertise. It’s important that you learn your skills from professionals working in horticulture and landscape design in Australia, as well as core design and plant skills taught by Australian experts. We provide integral and intensive CAD, business and construction teaching as well as landscape design led by practicing professionals. Our experience is that the quality and content of our teaching means that students can find work with design practices or launch their own successful businesses as soon as they graduate. Our Garden Design program is accredited by the Society of Garden Designers, the UK’s professional body for garden design as are all our professional diploma courses in the UK.

Will you be offering short courses?

Yes, we certainly will be offering short courses on a range of Garden Design and Horticulture topics. However, please note that it is not possible to achieve Society of Garden Designers accreditation or a Certificate of Completion from the London College of Garden Design without undertaking the full two-year Garden Design Program. Our short courses are designed to supplement your education only and do not constitute a full Garden Design certification.

When do enrolments open?

Enrolments for the 2021 Garden Design Course are now open. Download our Prospectus below for comprehensive information and instructions on how to enrol.

Do you have campuses in New South Wales or South Australia?

Our Australian campus is located in Melbourne, at the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens. We don’t currently offer remote learning opportunities to students in other states – but, that may change in the future.

Is Brent really that tall?

Yes, he is 6'7" in the old language. Not quite tall enough to hit his head on a standard doorway... but very close.