Garden Design is a highly rewarding discipline that requires attention to detail, plant knowledge, technical competence and artistic flair.
Garden Design is recognised as a profession in its own right and its influence on our lives has spread from our small private gardens into the wider landscapes and grander designs of more public places.
It is a highly rewarding discipline that requires attention to detail, plant knowledge, technical competence and artistic flair.
The courses offered by SRUC approach Garden Design from the perspective of developing a strong appreciation, understanding and knowledge of horticulture. A strong horticultural background produces designers that are appreciated by future clients, many of whom look for designers because of their love of plants and gardening.
We also like our students to gain a blend of hand drawing and computer-aided design skills, which are critical in creative and bespoke industry.
Our Garden Design students have participated in the annual Gardening Scotland show for many years, often earning gold certificates for their show gardens.
As well as being offered at our Edinburgh campus, Garden Design is now also available at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens.
Take a look around the SRUC Virtual Experience for lots of great student videos and examples of what it’s like to study our courses, along with campus and facility tours.
Garden and Greenspace Design
These programmes offer a broad perspective on garden design, from domestic gardens to public greenspaces and the wider environment.
- BSc/BSc (Hons)
Highly practical and industry-approved, a qualification in Garden Design will allow you to enter one of the largest and fastest growing employment sectors in the UK and beyond.
A qualification in Garden Design, Landscaping, Horticulture or Horticulture with Plantsmanship will allow you to enter one of the largest and fastest growing employment sectors in the UK and beyond.
- MA at SCQF level 6
- MA at SCQF level 5
- BSc/BSc (Hons)
- SVQ Level 5
Develop the basic skills you need to work in land-based disciplines like agriculture, horticulture and countryside management.
- Skills for Work
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Fees & funding
Funding is available to help you complete your studies, including bursaries to pay your tuition fees and loans to help with maintenance and travel costs.
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