"So You Want To Be A Garden Designer?"

One Day Workshop October 2020

Start your new career with confidence.

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.

Join experts from the London College of Garden Design Melbourne based in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens to find out more about planting design, construction design, how designers communicate visually (including with computer aided design) and getting the best from your new career. You will also learn about career opportunities in the landscaping industry and receive tips and advice on how to pursue a successful future as a Garden Designer.


Andrew Fisher Tomlin is a UK based Chartered Horticulturist and Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers. He is well known for the creation of gardens and parks worldwide and has won multiple awards for his work. Andrew is a Director of the London College of Garden Design based in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and is a passionate advocate for professional skills training, encouraging young talent and working with a number of organisations to promote education and careers in horticulture and design.

Brent Reid has been involved in the Australian landscaping industry for over 20 years as both a Garden Designer and Landscaper. He has won multiple awards for his many gardens including major shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Malaysia. He has spent time working as a Garden Designer abroad and his gardens are well known from the many features in the media. Brent is Director of the London College of Garden Design Melbourne which opened in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Victoria, Melbourne Gardens in March 2020. He also contributes regularly to garden media, is a tour leader for Ross Garden Tours and a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.

Martin Semken is the founder of Semken Landscaping, established in 1987 and growing to have an outstanding reputation as one of the top Landscape Construction companies in Victoria which is testament to the skills of Martin and his staff. Semken Landscaping work in collaboration with many of Victoria’s leading Garden Designers and employs some of the most highly skilled personnel within the landscaping industry. Their reputation for show gardens has led to an impressive list of awards.

DATE & TIME: Saturday 24th October 2020, 10am - 4pm EADT

LOCATION: The Windsor Workshop - 115 Chapel Street, Windsor, VIC, 3181

The Windsor Workshop is easily accessible via car or public transport.

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General Admission $60
Early Bird Tickets $40 Sale Ends August 24th 2020

In the event that we are unable to host this popular event in person it will still go ahead but in an online format.


There are plenty of cafes in the area for lunch but our speakers will also be available during the lunch break.

For any further questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
info@lcgd.com.au or,
Phone: 0432 197 538

Bring your questions! We look forward to seeing you there!

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