How much can you earn as a professional landscape designer?
You should expect to design 3 gardens during your first year in business. For each garden, depending on its size, you can charge a design fee of between £6,000 and £10,000.
In the second year, you’ll probably design 6 gardens.
In year three, you may reach 12 gardens.
After 3 years as a sole trader, it’s not unrealistic to expect a turnover of £80-100K per year.
Compared to other garden design colleges…
Almost without exception, our competitors promise their graduates an apprenticeship work placement.
Just for the record, the starting salary as an apprentice is £18-23K per year.
As an OCGD graduate you start out as a professional garden designer — not someone else’s apprentice.
Put simply, compared to an apprenticeship, you could earn a year’s salary with just one project.