The next course start date is 29th September 2017
New Online Diploma £6995.00


“The program offered by the Oxford College of Garden Design is by far the most comprehensive study in residential landscape architecture I know of. I have had the opportunity to work with Duncan on both School projects and design work and, without hesitation, strongly recommend the Oxford College of Garden Design for professional study and his insights and talents for landscape architectural design to clients.” Robert Littlepage. Director: California School of Garden Design
“The course at OCGD is the steepest most rewarding learning curve I have ever experienced. Professional Garden Design in its entirety, in one year. It is tough but you come out of it confident to take on even the most complicated project, and enjoy it. If this is going to be your career then do it. If it’s just a hobby, forget it.” Sarah Naybour | Winner: SGD Student of the Year
“The Oxford College of Garden Design post graduate diploma was a thoroughly enjoyable course. The breadth of work covered is substantial and the pace of work is fast but this leads to good understanding of all aspects of the garden design process and industry. It is a course for people serious about a career in garden design that is highly regarded by those already in the industry. The teaching is very good with many specialist tutors coming in – from architects to lighting specialists – and along with the design philosophies taught, there is also a strong emphasis on the practicalities of running a business.” Melissa Jolly | Winner BBC Gardeners World: Young Designer the Year
“It was a huge decision for me to throw in my job and go back to school, but don’t regret it for one minute. The course was best thing I have ever done but also the hardest I have ever had to work. The tutors were amazing and continue to give the support and confidence I need to succeed, even after graduation.” Olivia Stewart | Finalist: RHS Young Designer of the Year
“An inspirational course – covered everything I need to give me the confidence to setup up my own Landscape Design business. The tutors had first class knowledge of their subjects and relevant experience from a commercial environment; experts in their field they included well known designers through to landscape construction specialists. Working with real Clients and their gardens gave us invaluable experience over several projects just as in a real design practice.” Susan Dunstall
“The diploma has been the perfect launch pad for my new career, and is highly recommended if you have the stamina for a very busy year.” Paul Ridley
“This is a very demanding course, and requires a 100% commitment, but the reward is to emerge at the end of the year feeling creative, confident, and expertly trained to succeed in a competitive market place.” Kate Dury
“The course offers outstanding teaching from excellent tutors; all experts in their professional fields and keen to pass on their knowledge to the next generation of garden designers. All have offered their support and ‘after care’ once the course is completed, giving each student the confidence to either start their own practice or join an established design company.” Kate Pearson
“I cannot believe the amount of knowledge I have absorbed over the past year. It is a credit to the skill and dedication of all the lecturers on the OCGD Diploma Course that I now feel confident to set up and run my own design practice. Whilst the course has been extremely hard work I have enjoyed every minute of it and with hindsight my only regret is that I didn’t take the plunge and enrol years ago. All the blood, sweat, tears and chocolate have been worth it!” Colette Charsley | Student of the year
“The Best decision I have ever made! I did the 4 day taster course before I made the decision to resign from my job and have never looked back. The course has been terrific foundation for my new career and I have just completed my first private commission on a project costing £110,000.00 and I still haven’t finished the course yet. AMAZING!” Oliver Hawkins Current Students

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