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Gardening and Landscape Design Business Diploma Course

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The Gardening and Landscape Design Business Diploma Course is designed to take you from beginner to professional, with in-depth information and practical advice that covers everything from gardening techniques and how to design and landscape a garden, to how to set up a business and gain clients.

Who is the Course for

Green-fingers are a must! Starting from the basics and building up from there, the course is suitable for anyone who either just wants to make the most of their own garden and needs some help with how to get started, right up to those who already spend most of their time with soil under their fingernails but want to create their own business and make a living from what they already love to do.

What You Will Learn

The Gardening and Landscape Design Business Diploma Course is set across nine comprehensive modules:

  1. Gardening
  2. Different Styles and Fields of Landscaping
  3. What You Need to Know
  4. Plant Selection
  5. Garden Maintenance
  6. The Garden
  7. Addition to Gardening
  8. Open Your Own Gardening Business
  9. Health and Safety

The course takes you through the basics of gardening and landscaping; from the process of designing, the equipment you’ll need, and how measure and price up work, to how to manage your finances for your business.

From this solid base each module will talk more in-depth about specific areas. These guide students through how to choose customers, the different types of landscaping (including how to create low-maintenance and vegetable/herb gardens), and how to plan and design green areas. The course teaches about various types of plants and what makes a great soil, and also covers additional information useful to the landscape gardener, such as how to lay patios and fences.

Rounding out the Landscape and Gardening Business Course is a full module on how to set up and market your business, as well as providing information on insurance and tax. The course concludes with a module focussed on the important area of health and safety and a final overview of all the topics covered in the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Gardening and Landscape Design Business Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus


Module 1: Gardening

  • Garden Design Process
  • Gardening Equipment
  • Work Schedule of Landscapers
  • Managing Your Finances
  • Finding and Maintaining Customers
  • Garden Design Styles
  • Survey
  • Site Appraisal
  • Measuring Techniques
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 2: Different Styles and Fields of Landscaping

  • Different fields of landscaping
  • Different Styles of Landscaping
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 3: What You Need to Know

  • Planning Your Gardening Projects
  • Choosing Your Customers
  • Landscaping
  • Effective Use of Space
  • Suggested Materials for Hard Landscaping
  • The Secrets of Great Soil
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 4: Plant Selection

  • Basic Plants
  • The Right Plant Has to Go to the Right Place
  • Plant Knowledge
  • Sustainability
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 5: Garden Maintenance

  • Drawing a Plan and Graphic Skills
  • Low Maintenance Gardens
  • Low Maintenance Plants
  • Pest Control
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 6: The Garden

  • What Are Difficult Gardens?
  • Vegetable and Herb Garden
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 7: Addition to Gardening

  • How to Lay a Fence?
  • How Do You Turf a Garden?
  • How to Lay a Patio?
  • How to build raised flower beds?
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 8: Open Your Own Gardening Business

  • Write a business plan
  • Marketing Your Gardening Business
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Significance of Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing Platforms
  • Tips for Using Individual Platforms
  • The Business Details
  • Insurance, Tax and Record Keeping
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 9: Health and Safety

  • Clothes that provide protection
  • Dangerous gardening equipment
  • Gardening for people with medical issues
  • Vaccinations
  • The physical impact of gardening on your body
  • Environmental issues
  • Design a safe garden
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Final Overview

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0800 955 6808 for more assistance.


All of the online course materials are emailed over to you as e-documents, if you would prefer a hard copy of the course materials to be posted out to you please select this when checking out.