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The Oxford College of Garden Design diploma course was established 1998 and is widely regarded as one of the world’s top professional garden design qualifications. We are pioneers in online learning and our online garden design diploma course was the first in the world and is internationally respected, with former students working for some of the world’s most successful designers.

Our award winning tutors, have years of experience and provide exceptional tuition, help and long-term support both during and after the course. The Oxford College of Garden Design is the world’s only online classroom-based course where you get exactly the same garden design lectures online, as you would if you were sitting in the classroom.

You receive daily contact and interaction with both your tutors and fellow students, creating an inspirational and dynamic learning environment, no other course can match. You will participate via your weekly online video tutorials, download weekly assignments, attend weekly class tutorials with your own dedicated tutor as well as be able to meet and talk to your classmates on a daily basis and share your work via the online gallery and forums. 

If you wish to find paid employment, our award-winning students are considered to be the most employable of any graduate course and have been placed with the country’s top designers such as Anthony Paul, Luciano Giubbilei, Joe Swift, Charlotte Rowe, Arne Maynard, and Christopher Bradley-Hole to name but a few. Throughout the course, you work on real projects, with no other course giving you a better head start. Our Garden Design Courses cover:

  • Introduction to Landscape Design 

  • SketchUp 3D Computer Modeling

  • Evolution of the Modern Landscape 

  • Picasa Photo manipulation

  • Small Space Urban Design Pt1 

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

  • Planting Design, Form and Colour 

  • Large Space Urban Design Pt2 

  • Rural/Country Garden Design 

  • Garden Photography

  • Business and Professional Practice 

This course will give you everything you need to implement a successful landscape design philosophy, the skills to oversee the development of projects and the confidence to play a key role in the construction processes of landscape design.