In March 2020, Europe’s leading Garden Design college will be opening its doors in Australia. The London College of Garden Design (LCGD) Melbourne will be based at the Royal Botanic Gardens and is now accepting its first intake of Garden Design students for Semester 1 in March 2020. LCGD Melbourne has recently announced a new series of training seminars and networking events for potential students and career changers as well as professionals in Garden Design.

The first course, ‘So You Want to Be a Garden Designer?’ takes place in Melbourne on Saturday 19th October 2019. Led by London-based Garden Designer Andrew Fisher Tomlin and with contributions from some of Victoria’s leading landscaping experts, the seminar day will explore what it means to have a successful career in Garden Design. If you are contemplating changing careers to become a Garden Designer but don’t really know where to begin, this day has been designed especially for you.

LCGD Melbourne Director Brent Reid said, “our new Garden Design program is tailored to suit anyone who is entering our profession for the first time. It is therefore appropriate that some of our first short seminars focus on what it means to be a Garden Designer in 2020 and beyond.”

A new series of ‘Designer’s Think Tank’ events will also be announced in October with the first event to take place in November 2019. This series will invite collaboration and problem solving on key issues faced by the Garden Design industry and is created for working professionals as well as students and industry newcomers.

The new College will offer a unique new two-year Garden Design program led by Director Brent Reid and supported by practicing design, horticulture and technical professionals from the Australian industry.